12:30 PM ET, October 9, 2004
STADIUM_NAME, NOT KNOWN, USA
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards and another score, and wide receiver Brian Edwards threw a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 92 yards for a score to lead Harvard past Cornell 34-24 Saturday in Ivy League play.
Corey Mazza added nine receptions for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns for Harvard (4-0, 2-0), which is unbeaten after four games for the third time since 2001.
D.J Busch put Cornell (1-3, 0-2) ahead 24-21 with a 77-yard touchdown pass to Chad Nice midway through the third quarter. But the Crimson took the lead for good late in the third as Edwards took a handoff on a double reverse and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Corey Mazza.
Fitzpatrick, who moved into second place on Harvard's career total offense list, put the game out of reach with a 17-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left.
Andre Hardaway gave the Big Red a 14-6 lead on a 10-yard run early in the second quarter, but Edwards returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and Harvard pulled even at 14. Fitzpatrick then pushed Harvard ahead 21-14 with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Mazza late in the first half.
Cornell fell for the 12th time in 14 games dating back to the start of the 2003 season. Hardaway rushed for a season-high 130 yards and Busch threw for 285 yards on 16-of-38 passing to lead the Big Red.
Clifton Dawson rushed for 61 yards for Harvard, the first time in 10 games he failed to gain over 100 yards on the ground.
|3rd Down Conversions||5-19||6-15|
|4th Down Conversions||0-3||0-1|
|TD||8:26||CLIFTON DAWSON 6 YD PASS FROM RYAN FITZPATRICK (FAILED 2PT RUSH)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 66 yards.
|TD||6:52||ANDRE HARDAWAY 2 YD RUN (TREVOR MACMEEKIN KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 51 yards.
|TD||8:42||ANDRE HARDAWAY 10 YD RUN (TREVOR MACMEEKIN KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 78 yards.
|TD||8:30||BRIAN EDWARDS 92 YD KICK RETURN (RYAN FITZPATRICK 2PT RUSH)||14||14|
|TD||2:39||COREY MAZZA 51 YD PASS FROM RYAN FITZPATRICK (MATT SCHINDEL KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yards.
|FG||10:45||TREVOR MACMEEKIN 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yards.
|TD||6:41||CHAD NICE 77 YD PASS FROM D.J. BUSCH (TREVOR MACMEEKIN KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||2:15||COREY MAZZA 21 YD PASS FROM BRIAN EDWARDS (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||2:48||RYAN FITZPATRICK 17 YD RUN (MATT SCHINDEL KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 43 yards.