Scores

Final/3OT

Harvard 41

(3-0, 1-0 Ivy)

Holy Cross 35

(2-4, 0-3 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 3OT T
HARV 7 0 7 7 2041
HC 0 7 7 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pujals (HC) - 345 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: P. Stanton Jr. (HARV) - 21 CAR, 103 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Fess (HC) - 11 REC, 117 YDS, 2 TD

Harvard outlasts Holy Cross 41-35 in 3 OT thriller

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Paul Stanton rushed for a 17-yard game-winning touchdown to help Harvard edge Holy Cross 41-35 in a triple-overtime thriller Saturday.

The teams exchanged touchdowns in the first two overtimes. Mike Fess caught his second score of the day from Peter Pujals before Harvard's Conner Hempel responded with a touchdown pass to Tyler Ott. Stanton scored from one yard out on the next series, but the Crusaders (2-4) answered with a 5-yard touchdown by Kalif Raymond.

The Crimson (3-0) got the ball after a missed field goal and scored three plays later as Stanton ran around the left tackle and up the middle for the game-winner.

Pujals finished with 345 yards and four touchdowns, with one of those coming on a 20-yard connection to Jon Smith for a 21-14 lead late in regulation.

Hempel orchestrated an 84-yard Harvard rally before finding Cameron Brate for a 10-yard score to force overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HARV
HC
1st Downs1930
Total Yards342461
Passing211345
Rushing131116
Penalties7-614-31
3rd Down Conversions7-178-19
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers14
Possession24:5935:01

Passing Leaders

HarvardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hempel14/251626.521
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pujals33/503456.940

Rushing Leaders

HarvardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stanton Jr.211034.9217
Casten11212.0112
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Covaliu17593.506
Raymond3175.7111

Receiving Leaders

HarvardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stanton Jr.55511.0018
Berg24522.5038
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fess1111710.6223
Stanley57414.8122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHARVHC
TD04:31Andrew Casten 12 Yd Run. (David Mothander Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERHARVHC
TD06:23Mike Fess 6 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals. (John Macomber Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERHARVHC
TD11:10Eric Medes 4 Yd Fumble Return. (David Mothander Kick) 147
TD05:35Nate Stanley 22 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals. (John Macomber Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERHARVHC
TD03:11Jon Smith 20 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals. (John Macomber Kick) 1421
TD00:38Cameron Brate 10 Yd Pass From Conner Hempel. (David Mothander Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEHARVHC
TDMike Fess 7 Yd Pass From Pete Pujals. (John Macomber Kick) 2128
TDTyler Ott 3 Yd Pass From Conner Hempel. (David Mothander Kick) 2828
2ND OVERTIMEHARVHC
TDPaul Stanton Jr. 1 Yd Run. (David Mothander Kick) 3528
TDKalif Raymond 5 Yd Run. (John Macomber Kick) 3535
3RD OVERTIMEHARVHC
TDPaul Stanton Jr. 17 Yd Run. 4135