Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday Recap

A look at Saturday's results featuring Dartmouth opponents past and future . . .

Harvard 23, Princeton 20 (ot)
The Tigers picked off Joe Viviano three times and held the dual-threat QB to 19 yards on 23 carries . . . and still lost. Trailing by a touchdown with time running down in regulation, Princeton forced a Harvard punt and took over at the Crimson 24 after a 19-yard return of a 43-yard kick. Five plays and a Harvard personal foul later John Lovett ran in from the 4 and the PAT tied the score with 49 seconds left. Princeton had to settle for a 25-yard field goal in the top of the overtime inning only to see Viviano rush for 15 yards on a third-and-three in the bottom of the frame and then burst in from the 1 on second down for the win. Harvard is 5-1, 3-0. Princeton is 4-2, 2-1.

Brown 28, Cornell 21 (2 ot)
In the muck and mud of Providence, Brown's Alex Jette scored three touchdowns including a two-yard reception on fourth down in the bottom half of the first overtime to extend the game. Jette had opened the scoring with a 79-yard punt return and given the Bears a 14-0 lead on an 18-yard reception early in the third quarter. Cornell rallied to force overtime when a pair of touchdown passes from Dalton Banks knotted the score at 14 late in the third period and it stayed that way through regulation. Johnny Pena's one-yard run in the second overtime gave Brown the win. Brown  is 2-4, 1-2. Cornell is 3-3, 1-2.

Penn 42, Yale 7 (Friday night)

New Hampshire 21, Towson 7
The difference was two defensive touchdowns as UNH got a 16-yard interception return for a score and a 39-yard return of a fumble for a TD. QB Trevor Knight opened the scoring for UNH with a 29-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Shane Simpson fielded a kickoff two yards deep in the end zone and returned it 100 yards for Towson's only touchdown. New Hampshire  is 5-3 and 4-1 in the CAA. Towson  is 1-6, 1-4.

Lehigh 46, Holy Cross 14
The Engineers got 182 yards and two touchdowns on the ground from Dominick Bragalone and 287 yards and three touchdowns through the air from Brad Mayes to win going away in Worcester. Holy Cross played once again without standout quarterback Pete Pujals, injured in the loss to Dartmouth. Lehigh is 6-2, 3-0 Patriot League. Holy Cross is 3-5, 1-2.
I'd be remiss if I didn't say that a 17-hour down and back was made easier listening to the broadcast of gem by Dartmouth alum Kyle Hendricks that brought the National League pennant to the Chicago Cubs. Thankfully Buffalo's WKBW came through clear as a bell as we drove up I-91. Find a great LA Times Hendricks story HERE.

And finally, getting home just in time to watch the final minutes of Penn State's whiteout win over Ohio State was the perfect ending to a sometimes miserable day.