Sunday, October 20, 2019

Elsewhere . . .

Saturday roundup . . .

Princeton 65, Brown  22
Kevin Davidson tossed five touchdown passes for the Tigers, who put up 51 points in the first half. The Princeton quarterback finished 27-for-37 for 379 yards. Brown quarterback EJ Perry was 21-for-42 for 296 yards with two touchdowns but the visitors sacked him five times and he finished with negative 31 yards rushing. Princeton is now 5-0 and 2-0 in the Ivy League while Brown  is 1-4 and 0-2. Attendance was 4,703.

Columbia 44, Penn 6
In a stunner the Lions ran away with the Bagnoli Bowl as Columbia coach Al Bagnoli’s current team sprinted out to a 44-0 led before his former team got on the board. The Lions went to Ty Lenhart as quarterback and he passed for 158 yards and one touchdown and ran 11 times for 95 yards and two scores. Penn standout running back Karekin Brooks was held to 60 yards on 15 carries. Penn managed just 232 yards of total offense. The winning margin was the second-largest for Columbia in Ivy League history. Attendance was 10,452. Both teams are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Ivy League.

Colgate 21, Cornell 20
Taking over at its own 18 after forcing a punt, Cornell converted a fourth-and-five at the minus-36 but came up empty on a fourth-and-three at the Colgate 35 on the game’s final play as Colgate won for the first time. Trailing 14-3, Cornell got a sack on the final play of the first half and Jelani Taylor picked up the loose ball and ran 87 yards for a touchdown. The Big Red took its only lead midway through the third quarter after a 22-yard Colgate punt set the home team up at the plus-29, but the Raiders answered right back with a 78-yard drive for a 21-17 lead. Cornell is now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Ivy League. Colgate is 1-7 and 0-2 in the Patriot. Attendance was 2,970.

Harvard 32, Holy Cross 21
The Crimson recovered three fumbles, picked off a pass and got 109 yards rushing from Devin Darrington to win its fourth game in a row. The Harvard defense allowed Holy Cross quarterback Connor Degenhart to complete just 16-of-38 pass attempts while holding the Crusaders to 288 yards of total offense. Harvard finished with five sacks. The Crimson is now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy League while Holy Cross is 3-4 and 1-0 in the Patriot. Attendance was 10,381.

Yale 28, Richmond 27
The Bulldogs pulled off a miracle with two Kurt Rawlings  touchdown passes in the final 83 seconds to pull out a game in which it trailed, 27-7, in the third quarter. Rawlings found JP Shohfi with a 15-yard TD pass at the end of a 72-yard drive to make it 27-21 with 1:23 left. Shohfi then recovered the ensuing onside kick at the Yale 49. The Bulldogs proceeded to drive 51 yards for the winning score, a 16-yard pass from Rawlings to Reed Klubnik with nine seconds remaining and the all-important PAT from Sam Tuckerman. Rawlings finished with four touchdown passes. Yale is now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the Ivy League. Richmond is 3-4 and 2-1 in the CAA. Attendance was 7,510.

Davidson 49, Jacksonville 19
The Wildcats ran for 525 yards, went 7-for-8 in the red zone and limited the Dolphins to 81 yards on the ground. Jacksonville quarterback Calvin Turner Jr., passed for 143 yards but managed just 37 yards rushing as Davidson won going away despite completing just two passes for 28 yards. Jacksonville is now 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Pioneer while Davidson is 5-2 and 2-1 in the conference. Attendance was 2,732.
And for good measure, That Certain Penn State '16 joined with 110,668 others in Happy Valley last night to watch his Nittany Lions hold off Michigan, 28-21, in the annual Whiteout game. No idea yet it he has a voice this morning but I can venture a guess ;-)