Saturday Columbia partied like it was 1961.
For the first time in 48 years the Lions earned a road shutout over an Ivy League opponent, as they went to Princeton and came away with a 38-0 shellacking.
It wasn’t just the road shutout that was historic for Columbia (2-1, 1-0 Ivy). It was its first Ivy shutout since 1998, the 38-point margin of victory was tied for the second highest in program history for an Ivy game, and it was the team’s first Ivy season-opening win since 2003.
On the other hand, Princeton (1-2, 0-1) suffered its first home shutout since 1999. One reason for the lack of offensive production: Standout running back Jordan Culbreath didn’t play. Princeton coach Roger Hughes admitted the senior will likely miss the rest of the season.
Colgate 45 Cornell 23
Both Cornell and Colgate entered their rivalry matchup undefeated. But in the end, the better team prevailed.
Colgate, ranked No. 25, used a 17-0 run that spanned three quarters to put away the Big Red, winning 45-23 in Hamilton, N.Y. The Raiders are now 5-0 overall, while the Big Red suffered their first loss of the year and are now 2-1.
Cornell cut the lead to 21-10 with about eight minutes left before halftime, but then the Raiders scored once in each of the remaining three quarters.
Lafayette 31 Yale 14
Yale gave up an average of just 11 points in its first two games. So when it scored an early touchdown after forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff against Lafayette Saturday, it probably thought another score and continued defensive success would lead to a win.
That was not the case.
The Leopards reeled off 24 unanswered points to leave the Yale Bowl with a 31-14 win. Yale (1-2, 0-1) is still winless at home, though that very well may change when 0-3 Dartmouth comes to New Haven, Conn., Saturday.
Lafayette (3-1) was led by senior quarterback Rob Curley, who was 20-for-28 with 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Then again, considering Yale gave up only 34.5 yards per game entering the contest, perhaps Leopards running back Maurice White was the hero; he ran for 131 yards and one touchdown.
Brown 28 URI 20
Buddy Farnham was a one-man show Saturday that Rhode Island could not stop.
The senior All-American had 274 all-purpose yards, with five catches for 100 yards, four returned punts for 97 yards and three kickoff returns for 77 yards.
He also caught two touchdown passes as the Bears earned their first win of the year, 28-20, over the Rams in the 94th battle for the Governor’s Cup.
“Buddy Farnham is our best player, and is one of the hardest working players I’ve ever seen,” Brown head coach Phil Estes told Brown Athletics.
After the game the Bears (1-2, 0-1) were presented with the trophy by Rhode Island governor Donald Carcieri, who might have been a little biased since he graduated from Brown in 1965.
Rhode Island (1-3) had two long scoring plays, a run of 68 yards and an interception return for 75 in the loss — the 67th all-time against Brown.
Harvard 28 Lehigh 14
Before Tim Murphy’s Harvard team played Lehigh Saturday, the coach said Lehigh might be the best 0-3 team in the nation.
Perhaps they’re now the best 0-4 team after losing 28-14 to the Crimson.
Playing before 5,457 at home, the Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Chris Lum connected with Alex Wojdowski for a one-yard touchdown with 5:25 left in the first quarter.
But the Crimson (2-1, 1-0) then reeled off 28 unanswered points as quarterback Collier Winters threw for one score and ran for another.
It was Harvard’s 800th win, which ranks ninth in Division I.Comments powered by Disqus
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