Sunday, September 09, 2018


After an impressive opening weekend by Dartmouth's three nonconference opponents two of them came hurtling back to earth Saturday.

Campbell 13, Georgetown 8
This from the Camels' website is all you need to know about Georgetown's loss: "The win marked Campbell's first in its modern era (since 2008) over a Division I nonconference opponent." Proving its win over Chowan was no fluke, Campbell held Georgetown without a touchdown and to 53 yards rushing. Gunther Johnson, Georgetown's transfer quarterback from Arizona, was 17-of-34 for 201 yards but couldn't get the Hoyas into the end zone in a game witnessed by 1,837.

Boston College 62, Holy Cross 14
And this from the Worcester Telegram tells you all you need to know about Holy Cross's loss: "A.J. Dillon, the preseason ACC Player of the Year, carried six times for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the first eight minutes." Dillon, in case you are bad at math, plays for BC. The Crusaders managed 197 yards rushing but quarterbacks Emmett Clifford and Geoff Wade threw for just 66 yards combined with six completions apiece. A crowd of 40,311 saw the traditional rivals meet for the first time in 32 years.

Sacred Heart 30, Bucknell 14
Jordan Meachum ran for 178 yards and quarterback Kevin Duke for 104 as the Pioneers improved to 2-0 with their second win over a Patriot League team this season. Sacred Heart forced three turnovers, had five sacks and held the Bison to eight first downs and 178 total yards after recovering from an early 14-7 deficit before 1,872.