Sunday, September 22, 2019

Wrapping Up Saturday

Week Two opponent Colgate dropped to an uncharacteristic 0-4 Saturday as Dartmouth opponents went 6-3 overall.

No. 12 Maine 35, Colgate 21
Playing yet again without standout quarterback Grant Breneman against another top team the Raiders fell behind 28-7 despite outgaining Maine (2-2)  in total yards, 320-317. The Black Bears came into the game averaging a whopping 379.7 passing yards but were held to 165 on 8-of-19 passing. Maine managed just 89 yards of total offense in the second half but got kickoff returns of 100 and 95 yards from Earnest Edwards, both in the third quarter. Jake Froschauer got his first start at quarterback for Colgate and completed 7-of-15 passes for 75 yards and one TD. Noah Rothman also saw time, completing 7-of-11 throws for 125 yards. Maine registered a whopping eight sacks. Attendance was 5,606.

No. 20 Delaware 28, Penn 27
The Quakers got a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown by Isaiah Malcome with 2:24 remaining to pull within one and made the aggressive play to go for the win with a two-point conversion only to see the pass fall short and the upset slip from their grasp. Penn outgained the Blue Hens, 462-360, with a huge 269-100 advantage on the ground. Karekin Brooks ran for 158 yards on 28 carries and Nick Robinson completed 18-of-27 passes for 193 yard with one interception for Penn. In his first varsity action Ryan Cragun caught eight passes for 145 yards for the Quakers. Delaware is now 3-1. Attendance was 11,782.

Yale 23, Holy Cross 10
Leading just 13-10 early in the fourth quarter, Yale got a three-yard run from quarterback Kurt Rawlings with 9:22 remaining and a 28-yard field goal with 2:52 left to win a game in which it never trailed. Zane Dudek, the 2017 Ivy League rushing leader, ran in from two yards out to cap a 68-yard drive on the Bulldogs' opening possession and would go on to finish with 96 yards on 19 carries. Rawlings passed for 232 yards and one touchdown and carried for 74 yards (before losses) and one touchdown. The Yale defense that struggled a year ago held the Crusaders (1-2) to 11 first downs and 237 yards of total offense. Yale finished with 507 total yards, with 296 on the ground and 231 through the air. Attendance was 5,684.

Cornell 21, Marist 7
The Big Red limited Marist to two yards rushing on 20 attempts and to 220 yards of total offense in front of 2,157 in Poughkeepsie. Harold Coles ran for 127 yards and one touchdown and quarterback Mike Catanese another 79 yards and two touchdowns for Cornell, which got 15-of-20 passes for 130 yards from Catanese. The Big Red held the ball for a whopping 40 minutes despite three turnovers. Marist ran five plays inside the Cornell 1 without being able to punch it in.

Columbia 31, Saint Francis 14
With Saint Francis leading 14-7 early in the first quarter Columbia tied the score on a four-yard run by Ty Lenhart before the period was over as the Lions ran off the final 24 points to win going away in front a 2,405. Columbia benefited from big plays with a 65-yard touchdown run by Ryan Young and a 56-yard pun return for a score by Mike Roussos, who finished with 149 all-purpose yards and two TDs. Josh Bean completed 11-of-22 passes for 78 yards and one touchdown and Lenhart completed 5-of-9 for 101 yards and ran five times for 21 yards and a touchdown in the the Lions' two-quarterback system. Saint Francis was held to 12 first downs, 71 yards rushing and 272 yards overall.

San Diego 31, Harvard 23
The Crimson trailed the traditional Pioneer Football League overlord, 31-7, entering the fourth quarter and made things interesting with 16 points in the fourth quarter before its comeback in front of 2,607 fell short. Harvard quarterback Jake Smith completed 22-of-39 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns and Devin Darrington ran 20 times for 71 yards to pace the Crimson, which had a 23-18 advantage in first downs. The Toreros (1-2) passes for 384 yards but were hurt by 12 penalties for 152 yards.

Princeton 49, Butler 7
The Tigers jumped out to a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised to an easy win over woeful Butler (1-2) before a crowd of 10,625. After biding his time behind the graduated John Lovett, Kevin Davidson took center stage and completed 18-of-21 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns. He was 16-of-18 for 318 yards and the two scores in the first half and threw just three passes in the second. Five different Princeton receivers had at least 44 yards in catches. Collin Eaddy led the ground game with 59 yards and two touchdowns on nine rushes.

Brown 35, Bryant 30
The Perry name was all over the place as James Perry won his first game as head coach against his former team and his nephew EJ Perry, the transfer quarterback from Boston College, ran for 227 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 183 yards and three scores for the Bears. Defense was a dirty word as the teams combined for almost 1,000 yards of offense (Bryant 497, Brown 494) and 52 first downs (Bryant 28, Brown 24). Kory Curtis, who transferred from Ohio State to Bryant, threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted in the end zone on the game's final play, a third-and-10 at the Brown 14 on a drive that had begun at the Bryant 20 with 49 seconds remaining. Attendance was 2,242. Bryant is now 0-4.