Monday, February 17, 2014

Going For It (Or Four It)

Nov. 12, 2011, Providence, RI – Dartmouth 21, Brown 16

There was no lack of drama as Dartmouth converted three fourth downs – twice keeping touchdown drives alive – to eliminate a once-beaten Brown team out of the Ivy League race.

Nick Schwieger powered his way for 137 yards on a career-high 37 carries although it was his refuse-to-go-down, 10-yard carry of a swing pass on fourth-and-10 that kept the go-ahead drive alive and might have been the key to the game. The bruising tailback would go on to carry eight times on the drive, the last for a one-yard touchdown and a five-point lead with 11:01 remaining.

Brown tried to answer right back, picking up four first downs and marching to the Dartmouth 25 before JB Andreassi saved the day with an interception at the goal line on a pass hurried because of pressure from Eddie Smith.

Dartmouth proceeded to march to the Brown 28 before Penn made a stop with two seconds remaining. 

Any chance the Bears would pull off a Stanford band play ended when Mike Banaciski fell on a Brown fumble before the laterals could begin.

Just 2-5 at one point in the season, the Big Green would go on to finish the year 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the Ivy League with a 17-14 win over Princeton one week after upsetting Brown.