Alex Faherty and Todd Feiereisen each caught 20-yard touchdown passes from Jeff Mroz as Yale defeated Dartmouth, 13-0, during a driving downpour yesterday in the Yale Bowl.
It was the first shutout since 2000 for the Bulldogs (2-2, 2-0).
Dartmouth (1-3, 0-2) was unable to take advantage of four Yale turnovers, including a fumble recovery on the Bulldogs' 13 by Mike Rabil with 12:10 left in the second quarter. Yale defensive end Brandon Dyches had two of his three sacks on the ensuing Big Green drive, pushing Dartmouth back to the 26. Dartmouth kicker Erik Hinterbichler missed a 43-yard field goal from there.
He also missed a 37-yard attempt with 5:05 left in the half.
Faherty caught four passes for 72 yards, including his touchdown grab with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter. Feiereisen caught his TD pass with 9:05 left in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-5 play, culminating an eight-play, 77-yard drive. Mike McLeod (22 rushes, 83 yards) had two key runs in the drive with gains of 19 and 30 yards.
Mroz completed 15 of 25 passes for 161 yards and was intercepted twice.
The Big Green also fumbled a punt return in the sloppy conditions. Yale's defense held Dartmouth to 110 total offensive yards.
Jason Bash led Dartmouth with 80 yards on 20 carries. He gained 31 yards on eight carries in the opening drive.
Brown 37, Fordham 14 -- Nick Hartigan broke Brown's career rushing record as the Bears rolled in a nonleague game in Providence.
The senior running back gained 124 yards on 28 carries and scored one touchdown.
Hartigan increased his career rushing total to 3,347 yards, which surpassed the record of 3,266 set by Michael Malan from 1999-2001. Hartigan's touchdown gave him 39 for his career, which tied Malan for another Brown record.
Brown (3-1) converted five turnovers by Fordham (0-5) into 20 points, including 10 during a 25-second span in the second quarter.
Brandon Markey recovered a fumbled punt, setting up a 30-yard field goal by Steve Morgan that gave Brown a 17-7 lead.
Frank Nuzzo then intercepted a Derric Daniels pass, and on the next play, Joe DiGiacomo threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Lonnie Hill for a 24-7 lead at halftime.
DiGiacomo completed 13 of 21 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.
Morgan kicked three field goals, including a 48-yarder with 11:30 left in the fourth quarter.
Fordham's second score was early in the third quarter when Daniels threw a 32-yard pass to Rashawn Haynes.
Colgate 16, Princeton 10 -- Jordan Scott ran for 112 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Raiders (3-2) beat the Tigers (3-1) in a nonleague game.
Princeton's offense had little success, scoring its only touchdown on a 34-yard pass from Jeff Terrell to Greg Fields early in the fourth quarter. The Tigers got the ball back late in the game after Colgate's Mike Rava hit a 22-yard field goal, but Terrell threw four straight incompletions and Colgate ran out the clock.
The Raiders' first score came on Scott's 1-yard run just a minute into the game, but Rava's extra-point attempt failed. However, Colgate's J.J. Bennett stripped Jay McCareins on the ensuing kickoff, and Mike Sarceno threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Kenny Parker two minutes later.
Princeton got on the board midway through the second quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Derek Javarone.
Cody Williams had a big day for Colgate on defense, recovering a fumble and intercepting a pass to halt Tiger scoring drives.
Penn 53, Bucknell 7 -- Pat McDermott threw two touchdown passes and the Quaker defense added two scores in a rout of the Bison in a nonleague game in Philadelphia.
McDermott finished 11 for 23 for 180 yards as Penn (3-1) defeated the Bison (1-3) for the third straight season and the ninth time in their last 11 meetings.
McDermott hit tight end Chris Mizell with a 15-yard touchdown pass 5:21 into the first quarter.
Less than two minutes into the second, Bucknell quarterback Mahdi Woodard fumbled at his 8-yard line and defensive back Greg Ambrogi fell on the loose ball in the end zone to make it 14-0.
McDermott connected with Matt Carre on a 24-yard touchdown pass across the middle with 8:55 remaining in the half, and Penn scored again just more than a minute later as cornerback Scott Williams intercepted Woodard and returned it 48 yards to give Penn a 28-point lead.
Lafayette 14, Columbia 7 -- Jonathan Hurt scored on a pair of 1-yard runs to rally the host Leopards (5-1) past the Lions (2-2).
Hurt rushed for a career-high 149 yards and the Lafayette defense locked down Columbia's offense for the last 58 minutes, giving up just 82 total yards and forcing three turnovers.