BOSTON (AP) -- Clifton Dawson ran for 120 yards and scored two touchdowns and Matt Schindel kicked his school record 28th career field goal Saturday in Harvard's 24-7 victory over Columbia.
Dawson became the fourth player in Division 1-AA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He now has 1,034 yards.
The Lions (3-5, 0-5 Ivy League) took a 7-0 lead with 3:14 left in the first quarter when Craig Hormann threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Austin Knowlin. Hormann was 29 of 52 for 320 yards while Jamal Russell caught seven passes for 79 yards.
Harvard (7-1, 4-1) countered by scoring 24 unanswered points. Dawson's first touchdown, on a 9-yard run at 10:14 of the second quarter tied the score at 7-7.
Harvard took the lead for good with 1:32 remaining in the first half on a 29-yard pass from Liam O'Hagan to Corey Mazza. O'Hagan was 16 of 26 for 181 yards while Mazza caught four passes for 54 yards.
The Crimson extended the lead to 21-7 with 7:59 left in the third quarter when Dawson scored on a 12-yard run.
Schindel's school-record field goal was from 36 yards out and gave Harvard a 24-7 lead. The previous school record was held by Mike Giampaolo.
Dawson needs 57 yards to break the Ivy League rushing record held by Cornell's Ed Marinaro. The others who ran for more than 1,000 yards are Jerry Azumah of New Hampshire, Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern and Steve Baylark of Massachusetts.