Scores

Final

Harvard 24

(8-1, 5-1 Ivy)

Pennsylvania 21

(5-4, 4-2 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HARV 0 7 10 724
PENN 0 0 7 1421

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pizzotti (HARV) - 156 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Garton (PENN) - 22 CAR, 174 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Derham (PENN) - 6 REC, 71 YDS

Harvard 24, Penn 21

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Barnes picked off three passes -- including one in the end zone in the final minute -- to help Harvard hold off Pennsylvania 24-21 on Saturday.

Chris Pizzotti threw two touchdown passes for the Crimson (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) and Barnes preserved the victory by intercepting a pass from Penn's Keiffer Garton with 20 seconds left in the game.

Harvard took a 24-14 lead with 11:43 to go on Pizzotti's 2-yard touchdown pass to Nicolai Schwarzkopf. Penn responded with a 13-yard touchdown run by Garton that cut the lead to 24-21 with 4:36 left.

Penn forced the Crimson to punt and the Quakers took over at their own 25-yard line and drove deep into Harvard territory over the next 13 plays. But Barnes picked off a pass from Garton for the third time, allowing Harvard to run out the clock.

Pizzotti was 16-for-23 for 156 yards and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Levi Richards. Gino Gordon scored on a 63-yard run on his only carry of the game for the Crimson.

Garton was 21-for-37 for 193 yards and rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns for the Quakers.

Barnes ended Penn's opening drive with a pick and had another interception in the third quarter that set up a 20-yard field goal by Patrick Long.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HARV
PENN
1st Downs1227
Total Yards261445
Passing156191
Rushing105254
Penalties5-588-61
3rd Down Conversions2-1012-21
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers13
Possession20:1939:41

Passing Leaders

HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pizzotti16/231566.821
PennsylvaniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garton21/371935.203

Rushing Leaders

HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon8637.9163
Jenkins6213.507
PennsylvaniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garton221747.9263
DiMaggio14493.5112

Receiving Leaders

HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luft36020.0042
Chrissis5326.4011
PennsylvaniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Derham67111.8020
Lawrence7547.7015

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERHARVPENN
TD06:04Levi Richards 10 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 70
THIRD QUARTERHARVPENN
TD14:38Gino Gordon 63 Yd Run (Patrick Long Kick) 140
FG06:55Patrick Long 20 Yd 170
TD00:43Michael DiMaggio 1 Yd Run (Andrew Samson Kick) 177
FOURTH QUARTERHARVPENN
TD13:39Keiffer Garton 63 Yd Run (Andrew Samson Kick) 1714
TD11:43Nicolai Schwarzkopf 2 Yd Pass From Chris Pizzotti (Patrick Long Kick) 2414
TD04:36Keiffer Garton 13 Yd Run (Andrew Samson Kick) 2421