Saturday, October 25, 2008

Princeton-Harvard Football Updates

Harvard 24, Princeton 20
A stop and Princeton has to go about 75 yards with no timeouts. A conversion and the game is over ... Pizzotti keeps for the first down. Game over.

Updated as clock approaches one minute
Gordon stopped by Koch. 4th and 5 for Harvard. Letting clock run. Timeout with 56 seconds to play.

Updated as clock runs
Harvard 3rd and four at the Princeton 25.

Updated 2:32 to go.
Anderson was forced from pocket and threw short to Matt Zimmerman. Stopped short of the first down, he attempted to pitch to Culbreath, but the ball squirted free. Culbreath fell on it, but it was a loss of two. Harvard ball.

Updated 2:44 to go.
Anderson sacked for a loss of 11 by Eric Schultz and Glenn Dorris. It's 4th and 18 at the Princeton 34. Going for it.

Updated 2:55 to go
Third and 5.

Meko McCray returns to the Princeton 42. Tigers need a TD. Two timeouts left. Plenty of time.

Updated 3:34 in fourth
Harvard 24, Princeton 20
Harvard went for it, converted and then hit a big pass to Luft. Crimson ball inside the 10. Gino Gordon then takes it the final 8. Touchdown.

Updated 4:59 in fourth
Brad Stetler has a sack and then a big tackle on a third down play. It's 4th and 1 for Harvard at its 46. Harvard timeout. Each team with two timeouts remaining. What would you do here?

Updated 7:16 remaining in fourth
Princeton 20, Harvard 17
Ben Bologna's 28-yard field goal caps a 15-play drive. The march took 7:44 off the fourth quarter. Princeton converted three third-downs.

Updated 11 plays and 82 yards into the drive.
Anderson to Thanheiser and it's first and 10 Tigers at the Harvard 17. Thanheiser seven catches for 109 yards. Drive has taken 5:25.

Updated in Harvard territory
Anderson runs 16 yards off a scramble to the Crimson 40.

Updated as drive continues
Four minutes and counting. Drive reaches the Princeton 44. Culbreath converts a third-and-0ne. He now has 150 yards on 26 carries.

Updated still on first drive
Anderson completes one to Adam Berry on a third-and-long. Tigers out to the 30.

Updated first drive of fourth
Princeton gets some breathing room on an Anderson pass to Thanheiser out to the 14. Ryan Barnes then saved a huge gain by Princeton when he deflected Anderson's pass intended for Trey Peacock.

Updated start of fourth quarter
Princeton 17, Harvard 17
Thomas Hull of Harvard punts to the Princeton 1 on the final play of the third quarter. Tiger ball, 1st and 99.

Updated 2:22 remaining in third
Princeton , Harvard 17
Harvard tightened after a first-and-goal. Ben Bologna kicked a 25-yard field goal, and we're tied. Culbreath closing in on 150 yards.

Updated 13:19 remaining in third
Harvard 17, Princeton 14
Pizzotti went back to pass, had no one open and ran 33 yards for the TD.

Updated start of third quarter
Rain has started, and thew ind has picked up. Wind is at Harvard's back in the third.

Halftime stats
Jordan Culbreath 16 carries for 118 yards and two TDs. Anderson is 5 for 13 for 75 yards. Kopolovich was 3 for 5 for 29 yards. Pizzotti is 11 for 13 for 170yards and the touchdown. Thanheiser has four catches for 66 yards for Princeton; Levi Richards has three for 51 for Harvard. The first half featured 410 total yards between the teams.

Updated halftime
Princeton 14, Harvard 10
Matthew Hanson intercepted a tipped ball in the end zone with four seconds left to end a Princeton scoring threat.

Updated 3 min left in half
Princeton 14, Harvard 10
A Buchignani sack ends the Harvard drive. Culbreath carries for nine yards on first down to give him 101 yards on 13 carries.

Updated 8:46 left in first half
Princeton 14, Harvard 10
Harvard puts together a nice drive to cut into the lead. Pizzotti to Chris Lorditch for the score on a 15-yard pass.

Updated end first
Princeton 14, Harvard 3
Couldn't have gone much better for the Tigers. QB rotation is effective. Culbreath is having a good day. Quarter ends with Harvard with a 4th and 1 at the Tiger 42. Harvard goes for it, and Pete Buchignani makes a big stop. Princeton ball.

Updated 2:33 in first
Princeton 14, Harvard 3
Culbreath gets hits second TD, this one a nine-yard run. The big play on the drive was a 4th down pass from Anderson to Will Thanheiser. Culbreath now with 54 yards on eight carries, with two TDs.

Updated 8:39 in first
Princeton 7, Harvard 3
Long pass from Chris Pizzotti to Matt Luft (42 yards) sets up short field goal.

Updated 11:58 left in first
Princeton 7, Harvard 0
Jordan Culbreath carries in on a short run for the Tiger touchdown. Kopolovich was the QB for the whole series. Culbreath with four carries for 20 yards and the TD.

Meko McCray recovers a fumble on the punt after Princeton's first series. First and 10 Tigers at the Harvard 20. Kopolovich at QB.

Dan Kopolovich replaced Anderson on the second play. Anderson came back for the third.

Updated start of game
Princeton receives the opening kickoff. Starting quarterback is ... Brian Anderson.

The 101st meeting between Princeton and Harvard is moments away. The Central Jersey weather forecast isn't helping attendance, as heavy rain and possible thunder and lightning is in the offing. Temperatures are in the mid-60s.

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