Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Wacky Saturday

A strange Saturday with Cornell and five Dartmouth opponents all winning on the road. Here's how it went:

Yale 51, Princeton 14
One week after having losing a heavyweight battle against Dartmouth the Tigers were battered by the Bulldogs and quarterback Kurt Rawlings, who threw six touchdown passes, and receivers JP Shohfi and Reed Klubnik, who caught five of them. Shofhi collected eight passes with two touchdowns and Klubnik seven passes with three scores for Yale, which used a 27-point second quarter to lead 30-7 at the half. Princeton quarterback Kevin Davidson was a pedestrian 18-of-34 for 164 yards and one interception without a touchdown. Yale is now 8-1 overall and tied with Dartmouth atop the Ivy League standings at 5-1. Princeton fell to 7-2 and 4-2 in front of a senior day crowd of 6,676. Yale’s 37-point margin of victory over Princeton matches its most ever in the series.

Brown 48, Columbia 24
The Bears vaulted out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter only to see Columbia reel off 17 consecutive points to pull within four with time winding down in the first half. After Brown quarterback EJ Perry threw three TD passes in the third quarter to give his team a 24-point lead the two teams that had combined for 72 points both went scoreless in the final period. Perry finished with 300 yards and three touchdowns passing and 34 yards and another TD on the ground. The transfer from Boston College set a school record for total offense in a season with a game against Dartmouth still to play, and continues to lead the nation in that category. Brown  is now 2-7 and 1-5 in conference while Columbia is 3-6 and 2-4. Attendance was 4,207.

Penn 24, Harvard 20
A Nick Robinson touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter gave Penn the lead and Harvard saw its bid to go back in front end at the Quakers 35 with 1:53 remaining when a review reversed a first down call on a third-and-two run and the Crimson was stuffed on the ensuing fourth-and-one play with 1:45 left. The visitors then kneeled to run out the clock and seal their third consecutive win at Harvard Stadium. It marked the first time in modern Ivy League history Penn won back-to-back-to-back games at Harvard. The Quakers improved to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in conference while the Crimson slipped to 4-5 and 2-4. Attendance was 8,113.

Colgate 16, Lafayette 0
The Raiders (4-8, 3-3 Patriot League) made it four wins in their last five games with their third shutout of the Leopards (3-8, 3-2) in as many years. Colgate managed just 224 yards of total offense but held Lafayette to 242 yards and 1-of-15 on third down conversions. Attendance was 4,461.

Jacksonville 52, Marist 45 (2 OT)
The Dolphins took the lead in the top half of the second extra session and escaped with the win when the Red Foxes fumbled the ball away at the one-yard line in the bottom of the frame to end a six-game slide. Marist had forced overtime with a 12-play drive capped by a 45-yard field goal with no time left. Attendance was 1,396 as Jacksonville improved to 3-8 overall and 1-6 in the Pioneer Football League. Marist is now 3-7 and 3-4.