Holy Cross 0

(0-3, 0-1 away)

Harvard 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 18, 2004

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HC 0 0 0 00
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Harvard 35, Holy Cross 0

BOSTON (AP) -- Clifton Dawson ran for 184 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday as Harvard beat Holy Cross 35-0.

The Crimson (1-0) also got a touchdown on an 87-yard punt return by Brian Edwards and two Matt Schindel field goals. Harvard also held the Crusaders to 131 yards of total offense. and had a nearly 10-miunute advantage in time of possession.

Holy Cross (0-3) committed five turnovers on the way to losing its 13th consecutive game, setting a school record. The old record of 12 losses was set during the 1968-70 seasons.

Dawson gave Harvard a 7-0 lead with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter on a 1-yard dash. He boosted Harvard's lead to 14-0 at 14:01 of the second and then broke the game open with a 74-yard run with 5:28 left in the first half.

Edwards' 87-yard punt return gave the Crimson a 29-0 halftime lead.

Schindle kicked field goals of 31 and 37 yards in the third quarter.