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The Harvard freshmen gridders exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to clinch a 28-14 victory over Yale Wednesday.
Both tenths battled to a 14-14 statements midway through the last quarter until Barry Cronia broke the game open for the Crimson with an 85-yard touchdown on a kickoff return.
Harvard's Jon Judge later intercepted on ES pain by quarterback Mark McAndrewn, frustrating Yale's attempts at writing back. The play not into motion a Harvard drive that added while Crimson quarterback Mick Lydron shipped a 55-yard bomb to Mike Winn in the endzone. The touchdown and successful convernich put Harvard permanently ahead, 26-10.
"The below freezing weather sort of out our down," Harvard council Chet O'Neill said after the game. "So we relied mainly on off-tackle power plays and key passes by Lynch. We had not choice; we couldn't get fancy."
Yale scored early in the game, capitalizing on a Harvard fumble of the Crimson two-yard line. The Elis filled on a two-point conversion. Harvard retaliated in the second quarter with a two yard touchdown run by Net Miller. Lynch's extra-point boot put Harvard ahead at halftime, 7-6.
O'Neill said Harvard's offensive line was primarily responsible for the Crimson's fourth quarter scoring spree. "The front line came through with good blocking every time," he said.
The Harvard freshmen finished their season with a 4-2 record. "It was no outstanding season with a swept win over Yale--"O'Neill concluded.
After a scoreless third quarter, Lynch threw a 35-yard spiral to Fran Cremia for a Crimson score. Lynch's conversion gave Harvard a 14-6 edge over the Elis. But Yale's offensive squad deadlocked the score, 14-14, with a five-yard touchdown pass from McAndrews t John Fenick and a successful two-point conversion.
"Yale really put us on the spot several times in the game," O'Nell said. But our defense--and especially the linebackers--kept on going through the cold. The squad was aggressive and outstanding."
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