Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday Wrap

Princeton 31, Brown  7
The Tigers jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and pitched a shutout until 61 seconds remained in the game. Brown managed just 200 yards of total offense without injured starting quarterback Kyle Moreno. Princeton quarterback Chad Kanoff completed 16-of-23 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown and John Lovett hit 6-of-7 for 71 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score. Thomas Linta started at quarterback for Brown  and completed 18-of-36 throws for 148 yards with one TD and two interceptions.

Penn 35, Columbia 10
Alex Torgersen had three touchdown passes and Tre Solomon 127 yards rushing along with an option pass for a touchdown as the Quakers spoiled Al Bagnoli's return to Franklin Field. Penn finished with 463 yards of total offense to just 234 for Columbia. The Lions were within 14-7 late in the third period before Torgersen's 50-yard TD throw gave the Quakers a little breathing room. Torgersen also had a 46-yard TD throw.

Holy Cross 27, Harvard 17
Playing without starting quarterback Joe Viviano, without top running back Semar Smith and without all-everything receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley, the Crimson lost a non-league game for the first time since 2011 to a Holy Cross team playing yet again without quarterback Peter Pujals, and with a converted wide receiver stepping in to replace injured running backs and running for 112 yards. Harvard gave up six sacks and gained just one yard of offense in the final quarter. Viviano was out with a knee, Smith with a lower leg issue and Shelton-Mosley with a leg.

Fordham 44, Yale 37
Dale Harris rushed for four touchdowns and a two-point conversion and made three solo tackles as he helped the Bulldogs claw almost all the way back from a 41-23 deficit. Fordham had just 15 first downs but scored on 55- and 69-yard passes as well as a 63-yard interception return. Yale quarterback Tre Moore was 13-for-34 for 103 yards with an interception.

Sacred Heart 31, Cornell 24
Playing without its leading rusher and receiver, Cornell rallied from a 31-10 deficit late in the third quarter to throw a scare at the Pioneers. The Big Red intercepted three consecutive passes during the rally. Sacred Heart had not allowed a touchdown in the second half all season until Cornell scored two. Even without its leading rusher Cornell ran for 257 yards.

James Madison 42, New Hampshire 39
This game was the definition of a shootout as the teams combined for 41 points in the fourth quarter.  New Hampshire trailed 42-10 with 10 minutes left against the No. 6 team in the country before fighting back. JMU recovered an onside kick with 1:15 left to seal its win.The UNH starting quarterback threw 49 passes and the second UNH QB 21 as the Wildcats finished 44-for-70 for 512 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.