Penn moved to 6-0 with a 20-13 victory over Yale on Homecoming weekend, its first victory at Franklin Field against the Bulldogs since 2015. The other six Ivy League teams played each other, with Brown hosting Cornell, Harvard hosting Princeton, and Columbia hosting Dartmouth.
Cornell at Brown:
The Bears (2-4, 0-3 Ivy) hosted Cornell (4-2, 1-2) this weekend, in a matchup of teams searching for their first league win. Cornell opened the game with a 10-play drive, capped by a three-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Jameson Wang to go up 7-0. Each team’s defense then held strong until midway through the second quarter, when Cornell hit a field goal to go up 10-0, followed by a Brown touchdown to make it 10-7. Cornell then scored on its final drive of the half to take a commanding 17-7 lead into the break.
Brown scored in the third to make it 17-14, before Cornell scored at the beginning of the fourth quarter to take a 24-14 lead. The Bears stormed back, scoring a touchdown with eight minutes left to cut it to three before forcing a punt with two minutes left to give themselves a chance to come back. Starting the drive at their own 22-yard line, the Bears drove all the way downfield and appeared to score the go-ahead touchdown with 40 seconds left. But after review, the runner was ruled down at the one.
Following a loss on first down and a false start penalty to push Brown back to the nine yard line, fifth-year senior Max Lundeen came around the edge and forced a fumble, which the Big Red fell on to seal the narrow 24-21 victory. Cornell travels to Princeton next week, while Brown hosts Penn.
Princeton at Harvard:
Undefeated Princeton (6-0, 3-0) traveled to Cambridge, Ma. to take on Harvard (4-2, 2-1), looking to keep its perfect record intact. The Tigers started the game strong, scoring a 61-yard touchdown on a flea flicker on the opening drive, and never looked back. Though Harvard drew within four on a touchdown at the end of the first half, Princeton dominated in the second half, shutting out the Crimson while scoring 23 points, taking a 37-10 win. Princeton hosts Cornell next week, while Harvard travels to Dartmouth.
Dartmouth at Columbia:
In a matchup of teams without a league win, Columbia (3-3, 0-3) hosted Dartmouth (2-4, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon. Dartmouth struck first with a six-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Jonny Barrett. Columbia then hit a pair of field goals to make it 7-6. Dartmouth then came down to score again, going up 14-6. Columbia kicker Alex Felkins hit his third field goal of the half to cut it to 14-9 before the half.
The Big Green scored ten straight to go up 24-9 before Cornell began to mount a comeback, scoring two unanswered touchdowns to tie it at 24-24 with two minutes left. Dartmouth drove down to set up a game-winning 32-yard field goal, with kicker Ryan Bloch knocking it through as time expired to give the Big Green a 27-24 win, their first league win of the year. Dartmouth hosts Harvard next week, while Columbia hosts Yale.