Scores

Final

Columbia 28

(1-7, 1-4 Ivy)

Harvard 42

(7-1, 4-1 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA

1 2 3 4 T
CLMB 7 0 14 728
HARV 14 14 7 742

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 376 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Olawale (CLMB) - 13 CAR, 34 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Richards (HARV) - 7 REC, 103 YDS, 2 TD

Harvard 42, Columbia 28

Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Chris Pizzotti passed for 376 yards and four touchdowns as Harvard hammered Columbia, 42-28, on Saturday.

Harvard (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) is now tied for the Ivy League lead with Brown, which lost to Yale on Saturday. Brown beat Harvard earlier this season.

Levi Richards caught seven passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns for Harvard. Matt Luft had six catches for 110 yards and a score and freshman Adam Chrissis added seven catches for 69 yards.

Austin Knowlin returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Shane Kelly for Columbia (1-7, 1-4).

On the game's opening drive, Pizzotti moved Harvard 93 yards, finishing with a 14-yard scoring pass to Richards. Columbia responded with a 23-yard touchdown pass from M.A. Olawale to Zach Kourouma to take a 7-6 lead.

The lead didn't last long. On the next play from scrimmage, Pizzotti found Matt Lordith alone in the middle of the field for a 76-yard score. Pizzotti hit Richards and Luft for scores late in the first half as Harvard stretched the lead to 28-7.

Knowlin's punt return and a four-yard score by Olawale kept Columbia close in the second half. But Harvard's Gino Gordon added a 4-yard touchdown run and Crimson linebacker Peter Ajayi picked off a Kelly fumble in mid-air and returned it 30 yards to make it 42-21 late in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLMB
HARV
1st Downs1520
Total Yards292380
Passing164376
Rushing1284
Penalties8-666-66
3rd Down Conversions5-166-18
4th Down Conversions0-31-3
Turnovers41
Possession29:2930:31

Passing Leaders

ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly8/19965.111
HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti25/403769.440

Rushing Leaders

ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Olawale13342.6114
Rangel8283.507
HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon7263.717
Jenkins10131.308

Receiving Leaders

ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kourouma25226.0129
Knowlin7375.3110
HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luft611018.3137
Richards710314.7240

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLMBHARV
TD10:56Levi Richards 14 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Pat Failed) 06
TD02:04Zack Kourouma 23 Yd Pass From M.A. Olawale (Jon Rocholl Kick) 76
TD01:44Chris Lorditch 76 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Liam Ohagan Pass To Adam Chrissis For Two-Point Conversion) 714
SECOND QUARTERCLMBHARV
TD01:37Levi Richards 40 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 721
TD00:19Matt Luft 17 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERCLMBHARV
TD12:07Austin Knowlin 76 Yd Punt Return (Jon Rocholl Kick) 1428
TD09:51Gino Gordon 3 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 1435
TD05:51M.A. Olawale 4 Yd Run (Jon Rocholl Kick) 2135
FOURTH QUARTERCLMBHARV
TD05:17Peter Ajayi 30 Yd Fumble Return (Patrick Long Kick) 2142
TD02:11Austin Knowlin 5 Yd Pass From Shane Kelly (Jon Rocholl Kick) 2842