Sunday, September 18, 2016


In games featuring Ivy League teams and other Dartmouth opponents . . .

Brown 35, Bryant 27
In a 21-0 hole after one quarter, the Bears rallied behind the passing and running of quarterback Kyle Moreno. Like Harvard's Joe Viviano and Dartmouth's Jack Heneghan, Moreno was a winner in his first career start, accounting for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing). Brown picked off three passes and held Bryant to 11 yards rushing. Bryant is 1-2.

St. Francis 13, Columbia 9
The Lions allowed Marcus Bagley to run for 220 yards but despite allowing five sacks they were down just three points until a 72-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter gave St. Francis a little breathing room. Columbia quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg completed 15-of-32 passes for just 112 yards with one touchdown and one interception. St. Francis is 1-2.

Cornell 24, Bucknell 16
Dalton Banks completed 17-of-24 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in his first start and the Big Red turned Bucknell over three times without coughing the ball up once as it matched last year's win total. Cornell got 133 yards rushing from Chris Walker.

Lehigh 49, Penn 28
The Quakers took a 28-21 lead with 1:14 left in the first half on Alek Torgersen's seven-yard touchdown run but were outscored, 28-0, the rest of the way. The Mountain Hawks tied the scored with three-tenths of a second remaining in the second quarter after a squib kickoff hit a Penn player near midfield and they drove 51 yards for a touchdown. Lehigh then marched 65 yards for a touchdown following the second-half kickoff to take a lead it would not surrender. After collecting 320 yards of offense in the first half, Penn managed just 67 yards in the second. Lehigh is 1-2.

Princeton 35, Lafayette 21
The Tigers got all five of their touchdowns on the ground (three by running back Joe Rhattigan and two by running quarterback John Lovett). Princeton used a Lovett TD run with 21 seconds remaining to pull into a 21-all tie at the half and after a Lafayette field goal midway through the third quarter got a couple Rhattigan TD runs to grab a 35-24 lead after three. Lafayette is 1-2.

Colgate 55, Yale 13
Yale got a touchdown pass early in the first quarter but the Raiders responded with three TDs before the period was over and the rout was on. The Bulldogs managed a measly 10 first downs and were outgained 558 yards to 188 in losing their first opener since 2006. Colgate is 1-1.

Albany 45, Holy Cross 28
No. 25 Albany, which earlier this month defeated FBS member Buffalo, used a 28-0 second quarter to offset another big game by Holy Cross quarterback Peter Pujals. The Crusader QB completed 35-of-55 passes for 353 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Holy Cross had 31 first downs to Albany's 17 and outgained the home team, 471-403. Albany is 3-0.

Villanova 40, Towson 21
Towson scored first and Towson scored last but the Wildcats outscored the Tigers, 40-7, in between to win going away. Towson  hurt itself with two red zone turnovers. Darius Victor ran for 115 yards for Towson, which played without injured Oregon quarterback transfer Morgan Mahalak. Towson is 1-2.