Princeton 21, Columbia 10
Trailing at the half, 10-7, the Tigers used touchdown drives of 61 in the third quarter to take the lead, and 80 yards in the fourth quarter for the insurance score. Kevin Davidson completed 22-of-35 throws for 271 yards with one touchdown and one interception to lead Princeton. Josh Bean was an efficient 23-of-29 for 187 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Columbia, which was held to 35 yards rushing on 32 carries. Princeton is now 3-0 and 1-0 in the Ivy League while Columbia falls to 1-2, 0-1.
Yale 48, Fordham 24
The Bulldogs exploded for 45 points by the midway point of the second quarter and cruised to an easy win over the Rams. Kurt Rawlings competed 16-of-22 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more while the Yale defense was limiting Fordham to 36 yards on 26 rushes. JP Shohfi caught five passes for 139 yards and one touchdown and Reed Klubnik caught five throws for 96 yards for the Bulldogs. Yale is now 3-0 while Fordham is 2-4.
Rhode Island 31, Brown 28
Boston College transfer EJ Perry accounted for 512 yards of offense (420 passing, 92 running) to rally Brown from a 10-point deficit to take the lead midway through the fourth quarter only to see Rhode Island answer right back to claim the win. Perry completed 32-of-52 passes with three touchdowns and ran eight times without losing a yard as the Bears fell to 1-2. Previously winless URI, which got 389 yards through the air, is now 1-4. Attendance for the Governor’s Cup game at Brown was 5,077.
Georgetown 14, Cornell 8
The Hoyas broke an 8-8 tie on a touchdown with 5:43 remaining. Georgetown limited the Big Red to 234 yards of total offense while improving to 2-0 against Ivy League teams after beating Columbia a week earlier. Cornell could muster just 112 yards through the air and 122 on the ground while going 2-of-13 on third down conversions. The Big Red slipped to 1-2 while surprising Georgetown is now 4-1.
Harvard 62, Howard 17
The Crimson scored 34 points in the second quarter to take a 41-3 halftime lead on the way to overpowering Howard. The visitors lost two fumbles, suffered an interception, surrendered seven sacks and had a punt blocked for the touchdown that started the second quarter onslaught. Devin Darrington ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns and DeMarkes Stradford carried six times for 108 yards and two touchdowns for the Crimson. Harvard is now 2-1 while Howard is 1-5. Attendance was 8,234.
Lehigh 21, Colgate 14
Grant Breneman returned at quarterback for Colgate but it wasn’t enough to keep the Raiders from tumbling to 0-6. Breneman, who missed last week’s game at Dartmouth, was 19-for-27 for 204 yards but was sacked seven times for a loss of 47 yards. Colgate netted just nine yards rushing on 30 carries. Lehigh is now 2-3. Attendance was 3,838.
San Diego 31, Marist 7
Marist struggled through the air with four interceptions including one returned for a touchdown and was held to 39 yards on the ground in falling to 1-4. San Diego used three touchdown passes and 341 passing yards to improve to 2-2. Attendance was 2,763.
Dayton 56, Jacksonville 28
Dayton quarterback Jack Cook threw six touchdown passes and the Flyers ran for 289 yards and two more scores while doubling up Jacksonville. Calvin Turner Jr. rushed for 169 yards and four touchdown passes but completed just two passes in two attempts. Jacksonville is now 2-3 while Dayton is 3-1. Attendance was 2,824.