Sunday, October 13, 2019

Big Saturday

Dartmouth was selected as the FCS Team of the Week by Craig Haley as noted in an AP story about the Big Green's rout of Yale. (LINK)
A Valley News game story featuring a wonderful photo of Hunter Hagdorn coming into your living room with a touchdown catch can be found HERE.
The Manchester Union Leader made what is now a rare appearance at a Dartmouth football game and you can find a story HERE.
WMUR leads a quick report about Dartmouth and New Hampshire each winning its fourth consecutive game with video from the Big Green's win. (LINK)
Elsewhere . . .

Harvard 35, Cornell 22
The Crimson (3-1) blocked its nation-leading fourth punt of the season, posted six sacks and got three touchdown passes from Jake Smith to beat Cornell (1-3) for the first time since 2016. The Big Red was held to 36 rushing yards on 38 carries. The teams combined for 16 punts in front of 7,513 at Harvard Stadium.

Holy Cross 47, Brown  31
Transfer quarterback EJ Perry tossed three interceptions and Holy Cross quarterback Connor Degenhardt threw four touchdown passes as the Crusaders (3-3) outlasted Brown (1-3) before 3,026 at Brown Stadium. Holy Cross finished with 510 yards of total offense to 346 for the Bears.

Central Connecticut 24 Columbia 14
Trailing all game, the Lions (1-3) pulled to within 17-14 in the third quarter but lost a chance to draw even when a 43-yard field goal with 4:18 remaining sailed wide. Central Connecticut (5-1) then salted the game away on a 62-yard touchdown run. The Blue Devils had a 511-214 advantage in total yards and 21 first downs to the Lions’ 11. The game drew 3,172.

Penn 38, Sacred Heart 24
Penn running back Karekin Brooks ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and was on the receiving end of a fourth score as the Quakers (2-2) won a slugfest with the Pioneers (3-3). Trailing, 24-3, Sacred Heart drew within 31-24 early in the fourth quarter on a 74-yard touchdown pass only to see Brooks cap a 75-yard drive with a two-yard run for the final score. Attendance was 6,033.

Bucknell 32, Colgate 14
The Raiders’ astonishing fall from national quarterfinalist continued in Hamilton as they dropped to 0-7 against the previously winless Bison, now 1-5. Bucknell posted six sacks and held Colgate to 2-of-12 on third down. Attendance was 2,386.

Morehead 30, Jacksonville 22
The Dolphins ran for 448 yards and three touchdowns but gave up two touchdowns in a 48-second span in the final 2:31 to lose before 1,433 at DB Milne Field. Jacksonville is now 2-4 while Morehead improves to 3-3. Morehead’s previous wins had been over Kentucky Christian and Union of Kentucky.

Princeton 28, Lafayette 3
The Princeton offense wasn’t as overpowering as it has been but its defense recalled last year’s unit as the Tigers limited Lafayette  to seven first downs and 162 yards of total offense. Princeton quarterback Kevin Davidson was 13-of-20 for 170 yards as the Tigers turned to the ground game with Collin Eaddy running for 89 yards and three touchdowns and Ryan Quigley added 67 yards. Princeton improved to 4-0 while the Leopards slid to 0-6. Attendance was listed at 4,521.

Dartmouth Week Five opponent Marist (1-4) was idle.