Quarterback John Rogan threw touchdown passes to tailback Rich Diana and wide receiver Curt Grieve to lead the Elis to a 28-0 victory over Harvard yesterday in New Haven, Conn., and a share of the Ivy League title.
The largest crowd at Yale Bowl in more than 51 years -- 75,300 -- watched the Elis improved their overall record to 9-1 and their Ivy League record to 6-1. Dartmouth, which defeated Penn, 33-13, yesterday, also finished at 6-1 in the conference. Harvard is 5-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the Ivy League.
Rogan threw a 39-yarder to Diana in the first period and found Grieve for a 25-yard touchdown 79 seconds later.
Grieve caught a second touchdown pass late in the game, a six-yarder from backup quarterback Joe Dufek.
Diana, a senior, scored his second touchdown on a four-yard run a few minutes before the end of the game.
The back-to-back touchdowns early in the game came after the Elis received a punt on the Crimson 46. On third and 13 from the 39, Rogan passed to Diana, who ran past two defenders for the first touchdown at 14:21.
Rogan's second touchdown pass was set up by a fumble recovery by James Campbell.
Diana rushed 28 times for 87 yards to close out his college career. Grieve set a single-season reception record and a single-season record for touchdown receptions and tied the school all-time reception record.