Yale 27, Cornell 16
The high-powered Yale offense was held largely in check by Cornell – which had a 339-327 advantage in total yards – but the Bulldog defense stepped up and made the difference. Trailing 10-3 with time running down in the third quarter, Yale got a 22-yard pick-six interception from Rodney Thomas to tie the score. That triggered a 17-0 Yale run before the Big Red closed to 20-16 on a TD with 1:55 remaining. Hoping to recover an onside kick for a shot at the winning touchdown, Cornell instead saw JP Shohfi grab the ball in air and streak 49 yards to make the score more lopsided than the game. Cornell back Harold Coles was ran for 141 yards but the Big Red was hurt by four interceptions with Thomas getting two. Yale improved to 2-0 while Cornell slipped to 1-1. Attendance was listed at 5,723.
Penn 28, Lafayette 24
Karekin Brooks carried 29 times for 202 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Robinson was an efficient 18-of-25 for 270 yards and two touchdowns for Penn, which improved to 1-1. Lafayette (0-5) made the score close on a touchdown with no time left on the clock. The Quakers racked up 530 yards of total offense and posted seven sacks. Attendance at 0-5 Lafayette was listed as 4,911.
Georgetown 24, Columbia 10
As was the case with Cornell, the turnover bug was costly for Columbia, which suffered three interceptions and two fumbles while managing just 224 yards of total offense. The miscues sabotaged a strong defensive effort that saw Columbia hold Georgetown (3-1) to 231 yards of offense. Starting quarterback Josh Bean was just 12-of-26 for the Lions with two interceptions and the leading ground gainer for the Ivy Leaguers managed just 17 yards on 11 carries. As a team Columbia (1-1) was limited to 30 yards on the ground. Attendance was 4,311.
Princeton 56 Bucknell 23
Kevin Davidson broke the Ivy League record with seven touchdown passes including four to Andrew Griffin as the Tigers (2-0) continued putting up pinball numbers. Griffin caught nine passes for 200 yards from Davidson, who was 29-of-37 for 381 yards. Princeton added 212 yards on the ground with Collin Eaddy accounting for 83. The Tigers finished with 595 yards of total offense. Attendance at Bucknell, now 0-4, was 3,795.
Drake 41, Marist 17
Previously winless Drake streaked out to a 27-3 halftime lead and cruised to an easy win over the Red Foxes despite being outgained by five yards. Marist (1-3) trailed 41-10 before a late score. Drake is now 1-3. Attendance was 3,918, the third-largest crowd in the 13 years of Tenney Stadium.
Jacksonville 42, Ave Maria 28
Clinging to a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter Jacksonville got a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown to hold off Ave Maria. The Dolphins ran for 335 yards with quarterback Calvin Turner Jr. accumulating 145 with two touchdowns. Both teams are now 2-2. Attendance was 1,643.
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Harvard 42, Brown 7
Aided by a 53-yard run on the game’s initial play from scrimmage, Brown (1-1) scored the night’s first points just 34 seconds into the contest and maintained a 7-0 lead until the final minute of the opening quarter before Harvard (1-1) exploded all over the Bears. Jake Smith completed 22-of-29 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Crimson (1-1). Brown quarterback EJ Perry, who had run for 227 yards in a win over Bryant a week earlier, netted just eight yards rushing on 12 carries against a stingy Harvard defense. He threw for 162 yards. The Crimson piled up 32 first downs and 521 yards of total offense while defeating the Bears for the ninth year in a row. Attendance for the nationally televised game was 10,008.