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Watch Live: Harvard Football vs. Lehigh Saturday at The Stadium

 

The Particulars
Harvard returns home to The Stadium this Saturday with a noon kickoff against the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh University. It marks Harvard's only homestand of the 2010 season with the Crimson having played Cornell at the Stadium last weekend.

The game will be shown live on GoCrimson.com with Bernie Corbett and Mike Giardi '94 on the call. The game is part of the football season pass and can also be purchased as a one-time event. Streaming is offered on computers, iPads and iPhones.

For those unable to watch the game live, it will also be available as an archived event immediately following the game.

The game can also be heard live on the radio and over the internet on AM 1120 (Boston), 1390 (Plymouth), 970 (Sturbridge), as well as WHRB-FM 95.3 (Cambridge) with students Scott Reed and Charlie Hobbs.

The Series
Saturday's game will be just the 16th meeting between Harvard and Lehigh in a rivalry that dates to 1928. Harvard leads the series by a count of 8-7 after a dominating win last year in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Last Year's Meeting
Although the final score was 28-14, Harvard's defense controlled the play throughout. Collier Winters threw two second-quarter touchdowns and Cheng Ho '10 scored two TDs in his first start of the season.

Harvard's defense forced five turnovers, including four interceptions - one of which was returned 60 yards for a score by Jon Takamura '10.

Collin Zych had two interceptions and Takamura added two of Harvard's four sacks. Harvard allowed just seven first downs in the first three quarters as it built a 28-7 lead before cruising to the win.

Ho rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, adding a 13-yard touchdown catch.

Harvard's Last Time Out
Gino Gordon ran for 158 yards and a touchdown to help Harvard defeat Cornell 31-17.

The Crimson (3-1, 1-1 Ivy League) finished with 314 yards on the ground for its second 300 yard rushing game in as many weeks. Harvard ran for 311 yards a week before against Lafayette.

The ground attack proved a potent weapon for Harvard, which held the ball for 31:18 minutes - and the Crimson's big-play ability proved too much as the home side had 17 plays of 10 yards or greater during the game.

Gordon ran for the only score of the first half -- a 19-yard touchdown with 3:35 left.

The Crimson pushed their lead to 24-3 on a 43-yard touchdown run by Rich Zajeski with 8:29 remaining to pull away.

Treavor Scales had 93 yards on 11 carries and Colton Chapple was 16-for-35 with 191 yards and a touchdown for Harvard.

The Crimson collected nine sacks on the day as well while holding Cornell to just 80 yards of offense in the first half.

Lehigh's Last Time Out
Lehigh's Chris Lum threw two touchdown passes to lead the Mountain Hawks to a 21-17 victory over Fordham.

Lum completed 14 of 23 passes for 146 yards and senior tailback Jay Campbell carried 22 times for 92 yards for the Mountain Hawks (3-2, 1-0).

Ryan Spadola scored his first career touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Lum with 6:06 left in the first quarter and Lum threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Zach Barket in the third for Lehigh's final score.

Fordham quarterback Blake Wayne completed 24 of 41 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown as four Rams receivers surpassed the 70-yard receiving mark.

Fordham (2-4, 0-1) led 10-7 on a 39-yard reception by David Moore, but Lehigh responded with Michael Colvin's 6-yard TD run for a 14-10 halftime lead.

Fordham drove to the Lehigh 27 in the final 2 minutes, but could not score.

Patriot Prowess
When Harvard hosts Lehigh, the Crimson will be going for its sixth undefeated nonconference season since 2001.

The Crimson is 10-4 in its last 14 nonleague road games since the 1999 season.

Harvard has outscored its two Patriot League foes (Holy Cross and Lafayette) by a combined score of 69-16 this season

Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 17th season as Harvard's head coach, Tim Murphy enters Saturday's game with a 106-56 record with the Crimson and a 139-101-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Murphy is one of just five coaches to win 100 games since the formation of the Ivy League in 1954. Murphy has led Harvard to five Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008). He is 4-5 all-time against Lehigh. 

Lehigh Coach Andy Coen
Andy Coen is in his fifth year as Lehigh's head coach and has an 23-26 overall record in his first head coaching position. Before taking the position with the Mountain Hawks, Coen had been offensive coordinator at Penn for six seasons. He is 1-3 against Harvard.

Complete Game Notes
For complete games notes in PDF format, click on the link at the beginning of this page.