Columbia 16, Princeton 13
NEW YORK--Columbia football fans tore down the goalposts, smeared themselves with mud and exulted in cold, damp weather Saturday after the Lions ended a five-year drought with a 16-13 victory over Princeton.
Fans endured rain and 43-degree temperatures to watch Columbia break a 44-game losing streak, the longest in major college history.
Sophomore tailback Solomon Johnson's 2-yard scoring run with 5:13 to play was the difference, but the game was far from over. In fact, it looked like loss No. 45 when Princeton apparently scored on Judd Garrett's 22-yard run. But the touchdown was nullified by a penalty.
A Princeton 48-yard field goal on the game's final play was short.
Columbia's other sophomore running back, Greg Abbruzzese ran for 182 yards on 39 carries.
Princeton looked like if it would blow the game away early on. The Tiger took a 10-0 lead over the Lions.
But Columbia retaliated with a Matt Pollard 33-yard field goal, and a 9-yd. pass from Bruce Mayhew to tight end Matt Less.
The extra point failed, and the Lions trailed after three, 10-9. Princeton went up after three, but Johnson's 2-yd. run put the Lions up for good and ended Division's I-AA's longest losing streak.
Columbia looks to continue its new streak when it visits Yale next weekend. Before last weekend, the Elis were the last team the Lions had defeated. Columbia defeated Yale on October, 15, 1983, five years to the day of next weekend's contest.
Army 33, Yale 18
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Army running back Mike Mayweather ran for 155 yards and a touchdown as the Cadets (4-1) rolled up 425 rushing yards in a 33-18 victory over Yale Saturday.
Yale (0-3-1 overall, 0-1-1 Ivy) has now lost three non-league games in a row by combined scores of 115-25. The Elis fell to the University of Connecticut, 41-0, three weeks ago and 41-7 to Navy the following week.
Army led, 10-3, at halftime, then scored 17 unanswered points. Mayweather scored on a 5-yard run, then Bryan McWilliams passed 32 yards to Sean Jordan for another score. That was the only pass Army completed all day out of three attempts.
Following Keith Walker's second field goal of the game, a 28-yarder that gave Army a 27-3 led, Yale came alive with two quick scores in the fourth quarter. Buddy Zachery went 82 yards for the third-longest scoring run in Yale history and quarterback Mark Brubaker threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Tom Szuba.
But Mc Williams ran 11 yards for a touchdown to kill any thoughts of a rally.
Yale gets back into Ivy League play next weekend when it hosts Columbia.
Penn 10, Brown 0
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Tailback Bryan Keys ran for 126 yards on 28 carries and scored the game's only touchdown as Pennsylvania scored a 10-0 victory over Brown Saturday.
Penn (4-0) gained sole possession of the Ivy League lead with its third conference victory, combined with Columbia's 16-13 upset victory over Princeton. Brown slipped to 0-3-1 and 0-2-1 in the Ivy League.
Keys, who has rushed for over 100 yards in each game this year for the Quakers, scored on a five-yd. run at 12:50 of the second quarter in a cold rain.
Penn's only other score came on 41-yard field goal by Rich Friedenberg two minutes earlier.
Brown moved the ball inside the Quaker 10-yd. line three times, but failed to score. The Bruins twice failed to convert on fourth-down attempts, and a 35-yd. field goal attempt failed because of a bad snap from center.
Brown also had a touchdown called back on a holding call after Danny Clark threw a 6-yard strike to tight end Steve Harrison.
Jim Beato rushed for 62 for the Quakers, who outgained the Bruins 239-155 on the ground. Dan Clark ran for 65 yards and Nick Badalato had 63 for Brown. Each team lost the ball once on fumbles, and Penn's defense intercepted two Brown passes.
Holy Cross 17, Dartmouth 3
WORCESTER, Mass.--Holy Cross fullback Joe Segreti plowed his way to 159 yards on 32 carries Saturday and Crusader defensive back Julio Fernandez scored a touchdown with an interception as Holy Cross defeated Dartmouth, 17-3.
The Crusaders improved their record to 4-2 and Dartmouth fell to 1-3 in a game played in 38-degree temperatures with a wind gusting to 22 m.p.h. The victory for Holy Cross was its eight straight over an Ivy League foe.
The Crusaders struck first when safety Darrin Darrington deflected a Mark Johnson aerial and Fernandez intercepted, running 11 yards for the touchdown.
Dartmouth quarterback Johnson led the Big Green to its only scoring drive of the day, a 10-play drive which resulted in a 24-yard field goal by kicker Carl Romero. The score stood 7-3 at the half.
In the third quarter, Crusader middle guard Gerry Trietley recovered his second fumble of the day on the Dartmouth 37 to set up the second Holy Cross touchdown. The tally set up a key 13-yard completion from quarterback Jeff Wiley to flanker Viv Washington.
Segreti swept right in for the 14-3 Holy Cross advantage.
Segreti was pivotal as Holy Cross controlled the ball in the fourth quarter.