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Leopards spot Yale lead and can't recover in time

Yale built a 16-point lead after three quarters and withstood a furious rally by Lafayette in a wild 37-34 win yesterday in Easton, Pa.

The Elis (2-1) got 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Mike McLeod, but Lafayette scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make a game of it.

The Elis led, 30-14, after three quarters thanks to two touchdown runs from McLeod, a 63-yard touchdown pass from Matt Polhemus to Ashley Wright, and a 28-yard run by Polhemus. Polhemus threw for 196 yards -- most of them to Wright, who finished with four catches for 151 yards.

Brad Maurer threw for 282 yards and two scores on 28-for-43 passing and added 62 rushing yards for the Leopards (2-3).

Rhode Island 28, Brown 21 -- Joe Casey ran for 140 yards and two TDs as the Rams captured the Governor's Cup at home.

Casey scored on runs of 1 and 34 yards in the first half as URI (2-2) took a 28-7 halftime lead. His 34-yard burst up the middle with 9:08 to play in the second quarter gave the Rams a 21-0 lead.

Joe DiGiacomo threw for two TDs for Brown (1-2).

Penn 17, Dartmouth 10 -- Robert Irvin passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns and Tyson Magule sparked a strong Penn defense with two interceptions as the host Quakers stopped Dartmouth.

Matt Carre had seven receptions for 87 yards for the Quakers (2-1, 1-0).

Mike Fritz threw for 255 yards and the Big Green's only touchdown with 37 seconds left as Dartmouth (0-3, 0-1) lost to Penn for the ninth straight time.

Princeton 19, Columbia 6 -- R.C. Lagomarsino ran for 98 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers defeated the Lions in New York.

Princeton (3-0, 1-0) held Columbia (2-1, 0-1) to 23 yards rushing, while Lagomarsino's 23 carries included a 4-yard run that gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead.

Cornell 23, Albany 21 -- Peter Zell's third field goal, a 33-yarder with 6:22 remaining, lifted the Big Red (1-2, 0-1) past the Great Danes (3-2, 1-0) in Ithaca, N.Y.

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