Scores

Final

Holy Cross 24

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Harvard 25

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2008

Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 7 10 0 724
HARV 6 0 0 1925

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 370 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Kielt (HC) - 6 CAR, 55 YDS

Receiving: M. Iannuzzi (HARV) - 11 REC, 174 YDS, 1 TD

Harvard 25, Holy Cross 24

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti ran for two 1-yard touchdowns in the final 6:16 to lead the Crimson to a come-from-behind 25-24 victory over visiting Holy Cross on Friday.

Pizzotti was 30-of-44 for 370 yards and threw a touchdown pass for Harvard, which trailed 17-6 after three quarters. The Crimson's Matt Iannuzzi had 11 receptions for 174 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown catch at the beginning of the fourth quarter that made it 17-12.

Holy Cross (0-2) responded with a 26-yard drive that culminated in a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Dominic Randolph, putting Holy Cross up 24-12 with less than 10 minutes to play. But the Crimson scored twice more in the final frame, capped by Pizzotti's 1-yard plunge with 1:42 left.

Randolph threw for 239 yards on 27-of-52 passing, hitting Jon Brock for a 9-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and throwing one interception.

Chris Lorditch had nine catches for 85 yards for Harvard (1-0), while Matt Luft had seven receptions for 92 yards.

Harvard's Patrick Long converted two 29-yard field goals in the first half.

Matt Partain of Holy Cross kicked a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter, and the Crusaders led 17-6 at the half.

Pizzotti completed his first nine passes of the game, going 9-of-10 on the opening drive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
HARV
1st Downs1823
Total Yards309476
Passing239370
Rushing70106
Penalties7-495-35
3rd Down Conversions3-141-11
4th Down Conversions2-33-3
Turnovers24
Possession30:0629:54

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Randolph27/522394.611
HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti30/443708.412

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kielt6559.2028
McDermott12222.0022
HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon7517.3016
Jenkins9343.8015

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDermott66110.2031
McGuire4379.3019
HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Iannuzzi1117415.8168
Luft79213.1028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCHARV
FG07:39Patrick Long 29 Yd 03
TD04:28Jon Brock 9 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Matt Partain Kick) 73
FG01:29Patrick Long 29 Yd 76
SECOND QUARTERHCHARV
FG09:40Matt Partain 24 Yd 106
TD06:07Terrance Gass 1 Yd Run (Matt Partain Kick) 176
FOURTH QUARTERHCHARV
TD13:43Marco Iannuzzi 68 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1712
TD09:28Dominic Randolph 1 Yd Run (Matt Partain Kick) 2412
TD06:16Chris Pizzotti 1 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 2419
TD01:42Chris Pizzotti 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2425