Whooee, that was an interesting Saturday for Dartmouth opponents.
Three games that are hard to ignore would be Harvard's loss to Rhode Island, Yale's pummeling of presumptive Patriot League favorite Lehigh and Holy Cross romping over No. 9 New Hampshire.
Rhode Island 17, Harvard 10
Rhode Island, long a CAA doormat, gave indication it might be turning a corner with a triple-overtime loss at FBS member Central Michigan a couple of weeks ago. An interesting note from the AP: Rhody had won just four games in the previous three seasons and Harvard had lost just four. Rhode Island broke a 10-10 tie on a TD with 1:46 left in the first half and neither team scored in the second half.
Yale 56, Lehigh 28
The Mountain Hawks may be winless but Yale's victory in Bethlehem sent the Ivies a loud message. Kurt Rawlings passed for 308 yards and four touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who lost to Lehigh last year in New Haven, 63-35.
Princeton 27, San Diego 17
John who? With Ivy League offensive player of the year John Lovett sidelined, Chad Kanoff hit 32-of-43 passes for 352 yards to lead the Tigers. Stephen Carlson caught three TD passes.
Brown 28, Bryant 23
Junior Nick Duncan passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 73 yards and one score for the Bears.
Columbia 17, Wagner 14
Dependable Oren Milstein atoned for a 29-yard field goal miss on the previous possession to nail one from the same distances with no time on the clock to lift the Lions to the win.
Penn 42, Ohio Dominican 24
Trailing a Division II opponent 10-7 at the half, Penn exploded for 35 points in the final two quarters. Sophomore Karekin Brooks ran for 142 yards on just 10 carries to lead the Quakers
Delaware 41, Cornell 14
The Blue Hens jumped out to a 34-0 third quarter lead and cruised to the easy win. Delaware had four interceptions in the first half.
Holy Cross 51, New Hampshire 26
Peter Pujals threw five touchdown passes to lead Dartmouth's next opponent to a convincing win over No. 9 New Hampshire, which was coming off a win over FBS Georgia Southern.
Stony Brook 45, Sacred Heart 7
The Pioneers, who had beaten Stetson, 42-3, got the same treatment from the Seawolves. Sacred Heart's only points came on an Ose Imeokparia one-yard run in the first quarter.