BOSTON (AP) -- Clifton Dawson scored three touchdowns, becoming
the all-time Ivy League leader in touchdowns and points scored, as
Harvard beat Cornell, 33-23, on Saturday.
Dawson's 56 touchdowns break the Ivy League record of 54,
previously held by Nick Hartigan of Brown. Dawson also has 338
points, breaking Hartigan's record of 324.
Dawson, who ran for 97 yards, took the opening kickoff and
returned it 93 yards to give Harvard the lead. He added second
quarter touchdowns runs of 4 yards and 1 yard as Harvard (4-0, 2-0
Ivy League) took a 30-10 lead at halftime.
For Cornell (1-3, 0-2), Nathan Ford was 20 of 33 for 224 yards
and one touchdown. He also ran for a score, but was sacked seven
times and intercepted once.
Cornell answered Dawson's kickoff return with a 4-yard run by
Luke Siwula and a 29-yard field goal by Peter Zell to put Cornell
Harvard took the lead for good on Chris Pizzotti's 13-yard
touchdown pass to Corey Mazza with 4:49 remaining in the first
quarter. Pizzotti finished with 231 yards on 15 of 24 passing, with
Matt Schindel's 42-yard field goal in the second quarter gave
Harvard a 17-10 lead. Harvard put the game away on Dawson's two
Cornell added two fourth quarter touchdowns on a 5-yard run by
Ford and a 27-yard pass from Ford to Zac Canty.