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Harvard shuts down Yale to claim piece of Ivy League championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Gino Gordon ran for 177 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead Harvard to a 10-0 win over Yale and a share of the Ivy League championship.

Harvard is co-champion with Brown, which beat Columbia on Saturday. It's the 13th time Harvard has won at least a share of the title.

In the 125th edition of "The Game," Harvard ground out 261 yards rushing as temperatures in the 20's, wind gusts up to 35 mph and a wind chill near zero stalled its passing attack. Quarterback Chris Pizzotti threw for just 109 yards, though he added another 83 yards rushing.

Mike McLeod had 65 yards on 21 carries for Yale.

Harvard (9-1, 6-1 Ivy League) scored on a 3-yard run by Gordon in the first quarter after a Harvard punt hit a Yale player and Harvard recovered at the Yale 13. A 23-yard field goal by Patrick Long in the fourth quarter made it 10-0.

Harvard limited Yale (6-4, 4-3) to just five first downs and 90 yards in offense. Yale fumbled three times and missed a 20-yard field goal.

Harvard stopped Yale twice inside the Harvard 5, the second time in the final minutes of the game after Yale picked up a first down at the Harvard 2. Eric Schultz sacked Brook Hart, whose fumble at the Harvard 13 was recovered by Carl Ehrlich.