Scores

Final

Harvard 27

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Lafayette 13

(3-1, 2-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HARV 10 14 0 327
LAF 3 10 0 013

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 231 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Ho (HARV) - 20 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Lorditch (HARV) - 4 REC, 106 YDS, 1 TD

Harvard 27, Lafayette 13

Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. -- Cheng Ho and Gino Gordon both scored first-half touchdowns as Harvard jumped out to an early lead and topped Lafayette 27-13 on Saturday.

Ho rushed for 108 yards and Chris Pizzotti threw for 231 yards and another touchdown to lead Harvard (2-1). The Crimson also got two long field goals from Patrick Long.

Harvard opened up a 10-3 lead after the first quarter on Ho's 1-yard TD run. The Crimson extended their lead when Chris Lorditch hauled in a 67-yard scoring strike from Pizzotti early in the second.

Lafayette (3-1) responded with a touchdown pass from Rob Curley to Shaun Adair. But Gordon's 4-yard scoring run with 4:09 left in the first half gave Harvard a 24-10 advantage, and the Crimson leaned on their defense the rest of the way.

Curley was 23-for-39 for 220 yards for the Leopards but threw two interceptions, including one inside the Harvard 20-yard line in the second quarter. The Harvard defense also sacked him three times.

Lorditch finished with four catches for 106 yards for Harvard.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HARV
LAF
1st Downs2218
Total Yards419291
Passing231220
Rushing18871
Penalties6-554-35
3rd Down Conversions7-153-14
4th Down Conversions1-13-4
Turnovers02
Possession32:4927:11

Passing Leaders

HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti15/282318.310
LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Curley23/392205.612

Rushing Leaders

HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ho201085.4151
Gordon16493.1112
LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
White10474.7016
Adair5275.4011

Receiving Leaders

HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lorditch410626.5167
Luft78111.6018
LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adair78512.1122
Layton4399.8011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHARVLAF
FG10:18Davis Rodriguez 23 Yd 03
TD04:52Cheng Ho 1 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 73
FG01:42Patrick Long 41 Yd 103
SECOND QUARTERHARVLAF
TD12:14Chris Lorditch 67 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 173
TD09:01Shaun Adair 22 Yd Pass From Robert Curley (Davis Rodriguez Kick) 1710
TD04:09Gino Gordon 3 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 2410
FG01:11Davis Rodriguez 41 Yd 2413
FOURTH QUARTERHARVLAF
FG05:50Patrick Long 45 Yd 2713