Geoff Wade threw for two touchdowns as Holy Cross delivered Harvard its first loss of the season with a 27-17 win on Saturday.
Wade had 244 yards on 23-of-35 passing for the Crusaders (3-4). Domenic Cozier ran for 112 yards on 16 carries. Jake Wieczorek and Brendan Flaherty both caught scoring passes and Zane Wasp kicked a pair of field goals.
Wade threw a 32-yard scoring strike to Flaherty followed by another touchdown to Wieczorek to put Holy Cross on top 14-7 with 1:39 left in the first quarter.
Tom Stewart was sacked on the first play of Harvard’s ensuing possession and fumbled the ball in his own end zone where Brett Laurie recovered it for a score to put the Crusaders up 21-7 at halftime. They led the rest of the game.
Stewart threw for 219 yards and a score for the Crimson (4-1). He was sacked six times.