Scores

Final

Yale 0

(6-4, 4-3 Ivy)

Harvard 10

(9-1, 6-1 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA

1 2 3 4 T
YALE 0 0 0 00
HARV 7 0 0 310

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 109 YDS

Rushing: G. Gordon (HARV) - 39 CAR, 168 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Luft (HARV) - 3 REC, 43 YDS

Harvard shuts down Yale to claim piece of Ivy League championship

Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Gino Gordon ran for 177 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead Harvard to a 10-0 win over Yale and a share of the Ivy League championship.

Harvard is co-champion with Brown, which beat Columbia on Saturday. It's the 13th time Harvard has won at least a share of the title.

In the 125th edition of "The Game," Harvard ground out 261 yards rushing as temperatures in the 20's, wind gusts up to 35 mph and a wind chill near zero stalled its passing attack. Quarterback Chris Pizzotti threw for just 109 yards, though he added another 83 yards rushing.

Mike McLeod had 65 yards on 21 carries for Yale.

Harvard (9-1, 6-1 Ivy League) scored on a 3-yard run by Gordon in the first quarter after a Harvard punt hit a Yale player and Harvard recovered at the Yale 13. A 23-yard field goal by Patrick Long in the fourth quarter made it 10-0.

Harvard limited Yale (6-4, 4-3) to just five first downs and 90 yards in offense. Yale fumbled three times and missed a 20-yard field goal.

Harvard stopped Yale twice inside the Harvard 5, the second time in the final minutes of the game after Yale picked up a first down at the Harvard 2. Eric Schultz sacked Brook Hart, whose fumble at the Harvard 13 was recovered by Carl Ehrlich.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YALE
HARV
1st Downs521
Total Yards90370
Passing36109
Rushing54261
Penalties2-155-41
3rd Down Conversions2-1111-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers32
Possession20:4539:15

Passing Leaders

YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hart4/11363.300
HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti12/211095.200

Rushing Leaders

YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
McLeod21623.0011
Team1-1-1.000
HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon391684.3116
Pizzotti16744.6011

Receiving Leaders

YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Balsam2189.0016
Sheffield11111.0011
HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luft34314.3039
Lorditch4317.8010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYALEHARV
TD08:07Gino Gordon 4 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 07
FOURTH QUARTERYALEHARV
FG13:39Patrick Long 23 Yd 010