Geoff Dunham scored on a 57-yard fumble recovery and Yale overcame struggles on offense in a 14-13 win over Princeton yesterday in New Haven, remaining in contention for a share of the Ivy League title.
With their third straight victory, the Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1) stayed a game behind Penn with one week remaining. Yale has to win at Harvard next Saturday and have Penn lose at Cornell to take a share of the crown.
Yale took a 7-0 lead when Dunham picked up the fumble forced by Allen Davis early in the first quarter and took it all the way.
Princeton (1-8, 0-6) took a 10-7 lead after a 33-yard field goal by Patrick Jacob and a 28-yard pass from Connor Kelley to Trey Peacock with 3:45 left in the second quarter.
However, the lead was short-lived as Patrick Witt threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chris Blohm with 1:59 left before halftime.
Witt finished with 237 yards on 22-for-32 passing.
Brown 35, Dartmouth 28 — Joe Springer passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and the Bears (5-4, 4-2) rallied in the fourth quarter in Hanover, N.H.
Springer, who completed 22 of 42 passes, tied the game at 28 with a 30-yard pass to Alexander Tounkara.
After Springer got Brown to the Dartmouth 25 with two completions, running back Mark Kachmer carried five straight times, going over from the 2 for the winning score with 1:22 left.
Brown led, 17-7, at halftime before the Big Green (5-4, 2-4) scored 21 straight points.
Running back Nick Schweiger capped a 67-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, then found Tanner Scott for a 62-yard pass later in the period to give Dartmouth a 21-17 lead.
Brown then was forced to punt, and Shawn Abuhoff returned it 76 yards to give Dartmouth an 11-point lead.
Columbia 20, Cornell 17 — The Lions (4-5, 2-4) completed their rally in New York when Sean Brackett scored on a 1-yard run with 37 seconds remaining.
Brackett completed 19 of 41 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 151 yards and a score on 25 carries. His 3-yard scoring pass to Andrew Kennedy and the rushing TD were part of a 17-point fourth quarter that helped the Lions come back from a 17-3 deficit.