ITHACA, N.Y. -- Colton Chapple threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns as Harvard defeated Cornell 41-31 on Saturday.
Following a Ryan Houska run that gave Cornell (2-2, 0-2 Ivy League) a 24-20 midway through the third quarter, Chapple connected with receiver Alex Sarkisian on a 42-yard strike to take a 27-24 lead. Chapple then led Harvard on two consecutive scoring drives, throwing touchdown passes of 27 and 26 yards to put the game out of reach.
Chapple, who also added 34 yards on the ground, recorded Harvard's first 400-yard passing game since 2003 while Sarkisian reaped the rewards, grabbing seven catches for 112 yards.
The Cornell offense moved the ball well as Jeff Matthews threw for 322 yards but the Big Red struggled on third down, converting 1-10 attempts.
With the win, Harvard (3-1, 2-0) moves to 274-5-1 all time in games when the Crimson scores 30 or more points.