After Penn football’s 31-7 defeat against Dartmouth on Friday night, we look at how the remaining teams in the Ivy League fared over the weekend.
After falling into an early 33-0 hole against the Bryant Bulldogs (3-2), the Brown Bears (0-3, 0-1 Ivy) attempted a fourth-quarter comeback this past Saturday. Bears quarterback EJ Perry had an 84-yard drive to kickstart a 29-point comeback that threatened the Bulldogs' large lead. The Bulldogs hung on, however, and Brown will enter its home matchup against Colgate (2-3) fresh off of this loss.
In their first away game of the young season, the Crimson (3-0, 1-0) quickly took a 24-0 lead over the Holy Cross Crusaders (3-2) on their way to a 38-13 victory. Senior quarterback Jake Smith completed three touchdowns to secure his team's victory. The undefeated Crimson will take on Cornell (0-3, 0-1) next Saturday on their home turf.
Cornell led the Bucknell Bison (1-3) until the final quarter, when the Bison quarterback threw a late touchdown pass that fueled a Bucknell comeback. Despite jumping out to an early lead, Cornell was on the wrong end of the 21-10 final score. The Big Red, who have yet to win a game, will be traveling to undefeated Harvard’s territory to take on the Crimson next weekend.
The Tigers (3-0, 1-0) continued their winning streak in their Ivy Opener, shutting out the Columbia Lions (2-1, 0-1) until the third quarter, when they surrendered the only Columbia touchdown of the day. Possession was even and the score was close until Princeton’s Collin Eady scored a pair of touchdowns, which paved the way for Princeton's 24-7 win. Princeton will travel to Monmouth (3-2) the following weekend to take on the Hawks.
After allowing an early Quaker touchdown, Dartmouth (3-0, 1-0) shut out Penn (1-2, 0-1) for the remainder of the Friday night contest. The Big Green proceeded to dominate in the second quarter, putting up 17 points in the second quarter on their way to a 31-7 victory. Dartmouth will host their second Ancient Eight opponent of the season, Yale, next weekend.
The Yale Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) showed no mercy this past weekend, brutally beating the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-5) by a score of 34-0. Lehigh's loss made history, as it was the Mountain Hawks' fifth consecutive loss, only the second-ever such stretch for the program. Yale will challenge Dartmouth next weekend in New Hampshire.
The Columbia Lions dropped their first game this season in their Ivy League opener, falling 24-7 to the Princeton Tigers. The Lions will play their next game against Central Connecticut State.