PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Barnes picked off three passes -- including one in the end zone in the final minute -- to help Harvard hold off Pennsylvania 24-21 on Saturday.
Chris Pizzotti threw two touchdown passes for the Crimson (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) and Barnes preserved the victory by intercepting a pass from Penn's Keiffer Garton with 20 seconds left in the game.
Harvard took a 24-14 lead with 11:43 to go on Pizzotti's 2-yard touchdown pass to Nicolai Schwarzkopf. Penn responded with a 13-yard touchdown run by Garton that cut the lead to 24-21 with 4:36 left.
Penn forced the Crimson to punt and the Quakers took over at their own 25-yard line and drove deep into Harvard territory over the next 13 plays. But Barnes picked off a pass from Garton for the third time, allowing Harvard to run out the clock.
Pizzotti was 16-for-23 for 156 yards and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Levi Richards. Gino Gordon scored on a 63-yard run on his only carry of the game for the Crimson.
Garton was 21-for-37 for 193 yards and rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns for the Quakers.
Barnes ended Penn's opening drive with a pick and had another interception in the third quarter that set up a 20-yard field goal by Patrick Long.