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Penn extends Ivy streak to 18

Sam Mathews rushed for 169 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Penn to a 17-7 win over Yale yesterday in New Haven.

The victory extended Penn's Ivy League winning streak to 18 games, breaking its own mark set from 1992-95.

Mathews gained 125 yards in the second half, as the Quakers (5-1, 3-1) controlled the game after a 7-7 halftime tie by running 48 plays while limiting the Elis (3-3, 1-2) to 17.

Penn took a 10-7 lead on Peter Stine's 25-yard field goal with 10:35 left in the third quarter.

Mathews's 4-yard touchdown run with 59 seconds left in the third quarter put Penn up, 17-7.

Yale senior tailback Robert Carr rushed for 167 yards on 31 carries, including 144 yards on 23 carries in the first half. Carr passed Rashad Bartholomew to become Yale's career rushing leader with 3,047 yards.

Senior Alvin Cowan became Yale's career leader in touchdown passes with 36 when he connected with Chandler Henley on a 20-yard TD for a 7-7 tie with 45 seconds left in the first quarter.

Senior wide receiver Dan Castles had eight catches for 131 yards and became the fourth player in Penn history to surpass 2,000 yards receiving. He has 2,067.

Brown 21, Cornell 17 -- Anthony Vita passed for 219 yards and three touchdowns as the Bears rallied past the Big Red in Providence. Vita, a sophomore making his first start, completed 15 of 30 passes and threw for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Brown (4-2, 1-2) overcame a 17-7 deficit.

Ryan Kuhn ran for two touchdowns and passed for 121 yards for Cornell (1-5, 1-2).

Vita led two long scoring drives in the second half to give Brown the lead. He capped a 14-play, 65-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jarrett Schreck at 14:07 of the fourth quarter, and completed an eight-play, 71-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Efren Blackledge with 5:17 left.

Cornell took a 10-7 lead on Kuhn's 1-yard run with 46 seconds left in the first half, and stretched the lead on a 23-yard TD run by Kuhn at 5:18 of the third quarter.

A.J. Weitsman added a 40-yard field goal for Cornell, which lost its fourth consecutive game.

Columbia 9, Dartmouth 6 -- Nick Rudd's third field goal of the game snapped a 6-6 tie in the fourth quarter, and the Lions ended a six-game losing streak with a win over the Big Green in New York. Tad Crawford intercepted a Charlie Rittgers pass to set up Rudd's 19-yarder with 13:15 remaining.

Dartmouth (0-6, 0-3) was unable to threaten after Rudd's kick, getting no closer than the Lions' 41 in the game's final minute.

It was the first win for Columbia (1-5, 1-2) since Nov. 11, 2003, when the Lions beat Cornell, 34-21. They lost their final game against Brown before opening this season 0-5.

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