EASTON, Pa. – Gino Gordon gained 170 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 carries, leading Harvard over winless Lafayette 35-10 on Saturday.
With sophomore quarterback Colton Chapple making his first start for the Crimson (2-1) in place of an injured Andrew Hatch, Harvard led 21-0 before the Leopards (0-4) scored on Davis Rodriguez's 45-yard field goal 33 seconds before halftime.
Gordon, who had 92 yards on 10 carries in the first half, ran 74 yards for a touchdown on third-and 15 to put Harvard ahead 28-3 with 8:59 left in the third quarter. He didn't play the rest of the way and finished with a 14.2-yard average per carry.
Chapple was 6-for-11 for 82 yards and a touchdown for the Crimson, who have beaten two Patriot League opponents this season by a combined 69-16.
Ryan O'Neil completed 27 of 42 passes for 210 yards for the Leopards but was sacked four times for 32 yards.