Ryan Taggart’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Bill Edger in the third quarter, their second scoring connection of the game, gave Holy Cross a 17-13 victory over Brown yesterday in Worcester.
Taggart completed 5 of 6 passes on the 70-yard drive, including a 34-yarder to Luke Chmielinski.
On their previous possession, the Crusaders (3-3) failed to score after starting from the Brown 13. Punter Nathan Lovett of the Bears (2-2) was tackled for a 13-yard loss after a heavy rush, but Rob Dornfried missed a 25-yard field goal try.
The Crusaders’ defense sealed the win with a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter. Brown quarterback Patrick Donnelly was tackled at the 3 by Ryan McGinn on fourth and goal from the 4-yard line.
Donnelly finished 23 of 40 for 217 yards.
Yale 23, Dartmouth 20 — Phillipe Panico banged in a 19-yard field goal off the right upright as time expired to push the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0) past the Big Green (2-2, 0-2) in Hanover, N.H.
Chris Stanley gave Yale possession on the final drive after recovering a fumble at the Dartmouth 47. Stanley forced the fumble from Nick Schwieger after the Big Green receiver caught an 11-yard pass from Connor Kempe.
Yale then used four plays, including a 28-yard pass from Patrick Witt to Jordan Forney, to set up Panico’s winning kick.
Penn 31, Bucknell 10 — Brandon Colavita rushed for two touchdowns and the visiting Quakers played dominating defense to beat the Bison.
Penn (3-1) finished with 437 yards and 23 first downs to Bucknell’s 165 yards and nine first downs. Through three quarters, the longest drive by the Bison (0-5) was 36 yards and their only touchdown came after Sean Rafferty returned an interception 24 yards to the Quakers’ 1. Bucknell quarterback Brandon Wesley was sacked six times.
Columbia 42, Lafayette 28 — Sean Brackett passed for 179 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards and another score to help lead the Lions (3-1) past the Leopards (0-5) in New York for their third straight win.
Colgate 44, Princeton 10 — Doug Rosnick had nine receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns and Nate Eachus rushed for two scores as the Raiders (3-2) routed the host Tigers (1-3).