Monday, February 29, 2016

2011 Game To Remember

Happy Leap Day ;-)

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

Dartmouth 21, Brown 16
Nov. 12, 2011

With Brown needing a win to keep its Ivy League title hopes alive in Week 9 and Dartmouth needing a victory to have a shot at a winning conference record tailback Nick Schwieger lifted the Big Green on its shoulders in an upset in Providence that helped Dartmouth finish 4-3 in the conference.

His team trailing, 16-14, as the third quarter wore down, Schwieger made arguably the play of the season for the Big Green. Collecting a third-and-10 swing pass at his own 39, the hard-running tailback didn’t seem to have a chance but broke two tackles before diving for the first down in front of the Dartmouth bench. He eventually capped a 15-play drive with a one-yard run for the winning points.

Clinging to a five-point lead, Dartmouth killed all but the final 23 seconds of the game with Schwieger again doing the heavy lifting, carrying the ball on eight plays of a 10-play drive and twice converting on third-and-one.