Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Wrap

10 a.m. Editor's Note: The best news of the day is that injured Cornell receiver Lucas Shapiro was released from the hospital last night and returned to Ithaca on one of the team buses.

Dartmouth's win over Cornell is covered in the Ithaca Journal recap and the writeup from the Cornell office of sports publicity. If you can't get enough of it, the Dartmouth report is here.

Here's how things went for Dartmouth opponents yesterday with a few pithy thoughts:

Brown 34, Yale 28
My preseason pick to win the Ivy League title got 192 yards rushing from Mark Kachmer and held on after building a 20-7 halftime lead. The Bears apparently put the ball on the ground at the end in a kneeling situation according to Portal 31.

Harvard 35, Columbia 21
Collier Winters tossed three touchdown passes and ran for a score as Harvard broke a 14-all halftime time by running off the next 21 points.

Penn 37, Princeton 9
Billy Ragone threw for a career-high 254 yards and three touchdowns for Penn while freshman phenom Chuck Debilio ran for 130 yards for the Tigers.

Lehigh 14, Holy Cross 7

Ryan Taggart was just 14-for-33 and was limited to 18 rushing yards but the Crusader defense kept Holy Cross in it against the top-10 Mountain Hawks until a touchdown midway through the final quarter broke a 7-7 tie.

Lafayette 37, Colgate 24, OT
I wasn't sure you could win by more than a touchdown in overtime but apparently you can. Lafayette took the lead in the top of the overtime inning and then had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in the bottom of the extra session to beat Colgate, which played without Nate Eachus again.

Wagner 27, Sacred Heart 21
Wagner ran back two interceptions for touchdowns to stop a seven-game losing streak.

Ivy League standings
Harvard 5-0 7-1
Brown 4-1 7-1
Pennsylvania 4-1 5-3
Yale 3-2 4-4
Dartmouth 2-3 3-5
Cornell 1-4 3-5
Princeton 1-4 1-7
Columbia 0-5 0-8

Patriot League standings
Lehigh 4-0 8-1
Georgetown 4-1 8-2
Holy Cross 2-2 4-5
Bucknell 2-2 5-4
Lafayette 2-2 4-5
Colgate 1-4 4-6
Fordham 0-4 1-8

And in case you are wondering . . .

Northeast Conference standings
Albany 5-0 6-3
Duquesne 4-1 7-2
Monmouth 3-2 5-4
Sacred Heart 3-2 5-4
Robert Morris 2-3 2-7
Wagner 2-3 2-7
Central Connecticut State 2-5 3-7
St. Francis (PA) 1-6 2-8

Check Green Alert premium later today for a Cornell follow and a recap of the junior varsity game against Bridgton Academy.

The JV report will be delay a bit so I can head down to Manchester Airport to pick up Mrs. BGA, who is returning from Anaheim.

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