Football Bowl Subdivision

Harvard moves forward without Winters

Cambridge, MA (Sports Network) - Harvard will head into the season with one- time LSU starter Andrew Hatch as its quarterback after returning starter Collier Winters was lost to a likely season-ending injury.

Crimson coach Tim Murphy said Winters suffered a torn adductor muscle and labrum during a recent intrasquad scrimmage. The Ivy League squad opens its season Saturday night against visiting Holy Cross (1-1) of the Patriot League.

Winters earned second-team All-Ivy honors as a junior last season.

Hatch, a 24-year-old fifth-year senior, has an usual background. The native of Henderson, Nev., spent his freshman season in 2005 at Harvard, went on a Mormon mission in 2006 until he injured his knee and cut the mission short, transferred to LSU in 2007 and then transferred back to Harvard in 2009.

At LSU, the 6-foot-4 Hatch was part of the national championship season in 2007 and started the first three games of the 2008 season. He appeared in seven games while at LSU.

09/15 16:32:11 ET