Thursday, February 25, 2016

2007 Game To Remember

Third in a series of the most memorable games of each year of BGA. . .

Dartmouth 21, Penn 13
Sept. 29, 2007

Dartmouth survived a late Penn rally to open the Ivy League season with a win for the first time in a decade with a victory over the Quakers.

A 29-yard touchdown pass from Tom Bennewitz to Eric Paul in the first minute of the fourth quarter gave Dartmouth a 15-point lead that seemed secure as the final period wore down. Then things got interesting.

With just over 2 1/2 minutes remaining Penn blocked a Dartmouth punt and took over at the Big Green 26. It took the Quakers just three plays and all of 20 seconds to make it a one-possession game on a nine-yard TD pass.

Down eight points, Penn recovered an onside kick, taking possession at its 40 with 2:17 still remaining.

The Quakers made it all the way to the Dartmouth 6 before a fourth-down pass in the end zone was incomplete. Penn made seven trips into the red zone on the day but managed just 13 points.