Saturday, February 27, 2016

2009 Game To Remember

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

Dartmouth 20, Cornell 17 (2 ot)
Nov. 7, 2009

Greg Patton, who had been thought of as a defensive back when he was being recruited and was playing quarterback with the junior varsity the week before, exploded for a school-record 243 yards on the ground as a wildcat QB to help Dartmouth to a win over Cornell in the Big Green's first-ever double-overtime game.

Trailing, 10-0, through three quarters, Dartmouth got on the board for the first time on Patton’s 52-yard run with 12:04 left in regulation. Foley Schmidt then tied the score with a 26-yard field goal with 2:16 remaining, capping an 80-yard drive. Pete Pidermann saved the day for Dartmouth and forced overtime by blocking Cornell's 35-yard field goal attempt at the end of regulation.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime with Patton getting Dartmouth’s points on a 13-yard run.

Schmidt’s 40-yard field goal in the top half of the second overtime gave the Big Green a lead that held up when Cornell missed a 36-yarder wide left in the bottom half.