Scores

Final

Harvard 13

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Lehigh 20

(3-1, 2-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HARV 3 3 7 013
LEH 10 3 0 720

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 252 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: G. Gordon (HARV) - 20 CAR, 69 YDS

Receiving: M. Luft (HARV) - 4 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh 20, Harvard 13

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HARV
LEH
1st Downs2711
Total Yards465232
Passing336176
Rushing12956
Penalties5-354-40
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession38:2821:32

Passing Leaders

HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti18/282529.010
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Threatt12/281766.300

Rushing Leaders

HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon20693.500
O'Hagan11343.100
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pastore9424.700
Yansane12020.000

Receiving Leaders

HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lagace58316.600
Luft48320.810
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Yansane26834.000
Fitzgerald23316.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHARVLEH
TD11:13Brannan Thomas 54 Yd Punt Return (Jason Leo Kick) 07
FG05:08Patrick Long 27 Yd 37
FG01:00Jason Leo 30 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTERHARVLEH
FG11:41Jason Leo 40 Yd 313
FG00:09Patrick Long 19 Yd 613
THIRD QUARTERHARVLEH
TD02:14Matt Luft 37 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 1313
FOURTH QUARTERHARVLEH
TD00:30Paul Bode 27 Yd Fumble Return (Jason Leo Kick) 1320