Sunday, October 27, 2019


Saturday wrap . . .

Princeton 30, Harvard 24
In a battle of Dartmouth's next two opponents undefeated Princeton erased a 14-10 halftime deficit to win its 16th consecutive game. The Tigers picked off Harvard quarterback Jake Smith three times and Collin Eaddy ran for 110 yards for Princeton. Kevin Davidson completed 20-of-35 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers, who got 107 receiving yards and two TD catches from Dylan Classi and 99 yards in catches from Jacob Birmelin. Smith was 24-for-37 for 289 yards for Harvard, with Jack Cook grabbing eight balls for 141 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown. The Crimson outgained the Tigers, 471 yards to 415 yards. Harvard blocked a field goal and a PAT to run its season total to seven blocked kicks but couldn't recover the onside kick it needed to have a chance at the end after a field goal pulled the visitors within six points with 30 seconds remaining. Princeton is now 6-0 and 3-0 in the Ivy League while Harvard is 4-2 and 2-1 in the Ivies. Attendance was 9,078.

Yale 46, Penn 41
Reed Klubnik and JP Shohfi combined for 349 yards receiving and Zane Dudek ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1) won a shootout over the Quakers (2-4, 0-3). Yale QB Kurt Rawlings was 23-of-31 for 388 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Penn's Nick Robinson was 30-of-43 for 395 yards with three TDs and one interception with Ryan Cragun catching 13 balls for 208 yards. Karekin Brooks had 72 yards and one touchdown rushing for Penn, which got 63 yards and two TDs on the ground from Abe Willows, who had four catches and one TD through the air. Trailing by 12 points after a Dudek touchdown run with 2:11 remaining, Penn made it close on a touchdown at 59 seconds but could not collect the onside kick. Attendance was 4,990.

Cornell 37, Brown 35
A Brown field goal kick that wasn't attempted and a Cornell kick that went through the uprights provided the difference in a barn-burner in Ithaca. With 40 seconds remaining, his team leading, 35-34, and the ball at the Cornell 12, first-year Brown coach opted to go for it on fourth-and-six at the Cornell 12 instead of trying a 29-yard field goal. Quarterback EJ Perry instead was sacked for a loss of 16 yards. The Big Red made the decision hurt by driving 48 yards in five plays for a 41-yard Nickolas Null field goal with nine seconds left. S.K. Howard ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns for Cornell, which got 332 yards passing from Richie Kenney. Perry passes for 372 yards and three scores and ran for 91 yards (131 before lost yardage) for Brown. Cornell is now 2-4 and 1-2 in the Ivies while Brown  is 1-5 and 0-3. Attendance was 4,271.

Marist 27, Davidson 21
Freshman Hunter Cobb ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lift Marist (2-5, 2-2 Pioneer Football League) to a surprising win at Davidson (5-3, 2-2). The Red Foxes took a 24-7 lead into the fourth quarter only to see the Wildcats storm back to within 24-21 on a TD with 7:22 remaining. After a 24-yard Marist field goal gave the visitors a six-point lead with 1:19 left Davidson took over and made it almost to midfield before a fourth-down pass fell incomplete.
Attendance was 4,144.

Holy Cross 31, Colgate 10
A season of misery got worse for the Raiders (1-8, 0-3 Patriot) as Holy Cross (4-4, 2-0) beat them for the first time since 2011. The Crusaders racked up 502 yards of total offense with Domenic Cozier running for 153 yards. Attendance was 10,926 on Family Weekend in Worcester.

Butler 24, Jacksonville 14
A Jacksonville team that lives by the run was held without a 100-yard rusher for the second week in a row while falling to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the Pioneer. Butler improved to 2-6 and 1-3 in the Pioneer after it broke a 14-all tie on a field goal with 1:50 left in the third quarter and added an insurance TD with 10:38 remaining. Attendance was 3,484.