NEW YORK -- Conner Hempel bolted for two touchdowns, each from the one-yard line to lead Harvard past Columbia 34-0 Saturday.
Both of Hempel's scores came in the first half as Harvard (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) took a 21-0 lead at half. Hempel had just 7 carries and rushed for minus-2 yards despite his two scores.
Two other backs scored for the Crimson. Paul Stanton Jr. touched the ball just three times. His first was 54-yard run which set up Hempel's first score. His second was a 22-yard run for a TD. Tyler Caveness rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 33 seconds remaining.
Columbia (0-8, 0-5) was only able to reach the Crimson red zone once, and an incomplete pass ended the threat in the first half. The Lions would only reach the Harvard 36 yard-line in the second half.
The Lions were shutout for the second time this season.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.