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Harvard 24, Penn 21

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.