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
Clifton Dawson rushed for 61 yards for Harvard, the first time
in 10 games he failed to gain over 100 yards on the ground.