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Harvard 55, Columbia 7

NEW YORK (AP) -- Liam O'Hagan threw for two touchdowns and ran
for another in the first half, and Harvard routed Columbia 55-7 on
Saturday.

Clifton Dawson ran for a score and caught a TD pass, and
Harvard's defense set up three scores against the Lions (2-6, 0-5
Ivy League). Columbia avoided a shutout with a touchdown with 1:14
left.

Harvard (5-3, 3-2) led 41-0 at the half, with O'Hagan throwing
TD passes of 11 yards to Alex Breaux and 15 yards to Dawson.
O'Hagan also ran 2 yards for a score, and did not play in the
second half.

Michael Berg, Benton Bryant and Robert Balkema led a relentless
pass rush that forced Lions quarterback Craig Hormann into three
first-half interceptions, a sack and two fumbles.

Harvard jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter when Dawson
bounced off a tackle and ran 6 yards around right end before
O'Hagan dived over from the 2. The score was set up when Daniel
Tanner intercepted a pass by Hormann.

O'Hagan passed 11 yards to Alex Breaux after a 67-yard drive
early in the second quarter.

Hormann's pass intended for Alex Russell was intercepted by
Balkema who ran it in from the Lions 8, O'Hagan passed 15 yards to
Dawson and Matt Thomas returned a fumble by Hormann 31 yards for a
TD to make it 41-0 at the half.

In the third quarter, reserve quarterback Richard Irvin threw 13
yards to Matt Lagace and Gary Sonkur's 56-yard punt return set up
Irvin's 8-yard scoring run.

Columbia scored on backup quarterback Joe Winter's 8-yard pass
to Jim Besselman.

Tim Murphy won his 71st game as Harvard's coach, tying him with
Hall of Famer Percy Haughton (1908-16) for second on the Crimson
career list.