Lafayette vs. Harvard
October 2, 2010
EASTON, Pa.. -- Harvard racked up 311 rushing yards en route to a 35-10 win. Gino Gordon accounted for 170 yards and two touchdowns while Harvard quarterbacks threw just 13 passes. The Ivy league favorite registered three first-half scores. On the opening kick off, Marco Ianuzzi returned a kick 50 yards to the Lafayette 46. Mike Cook tore off a 30-yard run around the end on Harvard's drive before Gordon pounded in the score from two yards out to put Harvard up 7-0.
Harvard used more of the same to take a 14-0 lead before QB Colton Chapple hit Kyle Juszczyk for a nine-yard TD pass. The Crimson's next drive started near midfield. Gordon scampered 35 yards before runs of 14 and five yards by Treavor Scales made it 21-0. Lafayette added a 45-yard field goal by Davis Rodriguez with 33 seconds left in the half to cut the margin to 21-3. Lafayette QB Ryan O'Neil was 20-of-26 for 124 yards in the first half while the running game accounted for 35 yards.
Early in the second half, Harvard had the ball 3rd-and-15 on its own 26-yard line when Gordon ran through the Lafayette defense for a 74-yard touchdown and a 28-3 lead. Harvard added another score with one minute remaining in the third quarter as Rich Zajeski punched in a one-yard TD.
Lafayette's standout highlight on the day may have told the story of the game for the Leopards. Leopard kick returner Jet Kollie returned a kick-off 94 yards for an apparent touchdown. The play was wiped away by a block in the back penalty called away from the ball at the inception of the play.
Soph. QB Andrew Shoop saw the first playing time of his career late in the fourth quarter. He found freshman fullback Greg Kessel for an 18-yard touchdown with 4:59 left in the game to put the final at 35-10.
Final Score: Harvard 35, Lafayette 10