Saturday, October 25, 2003
Harvard 43, Princeton 40 (OT)
BOSTON -- Garrett Schires threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to
Rodney Byrnes in overtime Saturday as Harvard rallied to beat
Princeton 43-40 in Ivy League play.
Princeton had taken a 40-37 lead when Derek Javarone kicked a
36-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime.
Clifton Dawson ran for 185 yards and scored three touchdowns for
Harvard (6-0, 3-0) but the Crimson had to rally from a 20-18
halftime deficit to keep its unbeaten record intact.
Schires dashed into the end zone from the 1-yard line at 8:41 of
the third quarter to give the Crimson a 24-20 lead. After
Princeton's Derek Javarone booted a 39-yard field goal with 5:05
left in the third to cut the margin to 24-23, Schires hit Brian
Edwards with a 35-yard touchdown pass seven seconds into the fourth
quarter to put Harvard up 30-23.
Jon Veach tied the game 30-30 on a five-yard TD run, but Dawson
put the Crimson ahead 37-30 on a 1-yard plunge with 6:52 left. Matt
Verbit then brought the Tigers back to 37-37 with a 43-yard TD pass
to Blair Morrison with 3:24 remaining.
Veach led Princeton (1-5, 1-2) with 212 yards rushing and three