BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Defensive lineman Paul Bode scooped up a fumble and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown in the final minute as Lehigh salvaged a 20-13 win over Harvard on Saturday.
Lehigh's Tim Diamond recovered a fumble and also forced the one that Bode returned for a touchdown with 30 seconds left for the Mountain Hawks (3-1), who won despite failing to score an offensive touchdown.
Brannan Thomas returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown early in the first and Jason Leo booted two field goals to keep Lehigh in the game while its offense sputtered. Harvard (1-2) held Lehigh to 232 total yards, including just 56 on the ground.
Lehigh took a 13-6 lead at halftime with Harvard's only points coming on a pair of field goals by Patrick Long. But Chris Pizzotti, who came on in relief of starter Liam O'Hagan, directed the Crimson on an eight-play, 96-yard touchdown drive to tie the game. Pizzotti, who threw for 252 yards, capped the drive with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Matt Luft.
Harvard appeared to have a chance to win the game in the final minute after Pizzotti got the Crimson to near midfield. But he fumbled while being sacked by Diamond and Bode returned it for the game-winning score.
Harvard still had a chance after Pizzotti completed a pass to Mike Cook down to the Lehigh 21, but Cook fumbled and Diamond recovered to preserve the victory.
The Crimson held Lehigh's Sedale Threatt to 176 yards on 12-for-28 passing and sacked him three times.