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Mroz breathes air into Yale attack

Jeff Mroz tied a Yale record with five touchdown passes, including three to Ashley Wright, to lead the Bulldogs to a 37-17 win over Cornell in the Ivy League opener for both teams yesterday in New Haven.

After falling behind, 3-0, Yale went on a 30-0 run that was highlighted by Mroz's 70-yard touchdown pass to Wright down the left sideline, which put the Bulldogs up, 16-3, with 9:48 left in the second quarter.

Wright also caught touchdown passes of 9 and 31 yards, and Todd Feiereisen added two scoring receptions for Yale (1-1).

Mroz, a senior, tied the school record set by Pete Doherty in a 44-21 win against Columbia in 1966. Mroz went 18 for 31 for 314 yards and was intercepted once.

Wright, who caught seven passes for 198 yards, was the 10th player at Yale to catch three touchdown passes in a game, the last being Ralph Plumb against Colgate in 2003.

Luke Siwula led Cornell (1-1) with 132 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Villanova 28, Penn 24 -- Frank Jankowski's 31-yard touchdown pass to John Dieser with 2:29 remaining gave the Wildcats a comeback victory over the local rival Quakers in a nonconference meeting at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Villanova (1-1) had trailed, 17-0, in the second quarter and 24-21 with 5:20 left and the ball on its 11-yard line. Jankowski then hit on five of six passes for 89 yards and the winning score.

Jankowski hit on 23 of 37 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns, while Pat McDermott was 25 for 37 for 334 yards and one touchdown for Penn (1-1).

Princeton 20, San Diego 17 -- Jay McCareins returned his third interception of the game 99 yards for a touchdown to seal the Tigers' nonconference home victory.

Trailing, 13-10, and taking over at their 20 with 7:20 remaining, the Toreros moved to the Princeton 13. Quarterback Josh Johnson connected with Wes Doyle for two fourth-down conversions on the drive up to that point. On third and 8, Johnson looked to the right side for Doyle, but McCareins stepped in front of the pass at the 1-yard line and returned it down the left sideline with 1:14 left.

Columbia 23, Duquesne 13 -- At New York, Brandon Bowser had two second-half touchdowns to power the Lions (2-0) in the first meeting between the schools.

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