Luke DeLuca only had 25 yards rushing, but his two touchdown runs helped Pennsylvania remain undefeated in Ivy League play with a 27-20 victory over Yale yesterday in New Haven.
The Quakers (5-1, 3-0) fell behind, 3-0, in the first quarter on a 39-yard field goal by Phillipe Panico, but a 17-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Becker to Jeff Jack pulled Penn in front, 6-3, after a missed extra point.
Bradford Blackmon returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown to push the Quakers’ lead to 13-3 at halftime.
DeLuca scored on two 1-yard runs in the second half to help the Quakers maintain their lead.
Two touchdown passes from Patrick Witt pulled the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1) to within 27-17 with only 1:22 remaining. Panico added a 26-yard field goal with 13 seconds left to end the scoring.
Dartmouth 24, Columbia 21 — Nick Schwieger scored on a 1-yard run with 2:28 remaining as the Big Green beat the Lions after nearly fumbling away the game in New York.
Dartmouth (4-2, 1-2) led, 17-7, in the fourth quarter and had reached the Columbia 15, but quarterback Conner Kempe fumbled after being hit by Josh Smith.
Columbia (3-3, 1-2) then drove 70 yards in seven plays to get within 17-14 on Sean Brackett’s 4-yard run.
Dartmouth’s T.J. Cameron lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but the Big Green got the ball back three plays later when Brackett fumbled. They didn’t keep it long, as Schwieger fumbled on second down and Columbia recovered at the Green’s 29.
Brackett drove the Lions to a 21-17 lead in five plays, finding Nathan Lenz with a 2-yard touchdown pass.
Brown 27, Cornell 14 — Joe Springer completed 20 of 33 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears prevailed at home.
Brown (4-2, 3-0) ran for 157 of its 444 total yards, while holding Cornell (1-5, 0-3) to 61 yards rushing.
Mark Kachmer had 81 yards and a score on 17 carries, and Alexander Norocea kicked two field goals for the Bears, including a 45-yarder to open the scoring.
Ryan Houska had a pair of TDs for the Big Red, catching a 21-yard pass from Jeff Mathews and running in from 2 yards.