NEW YORK—Brown finally has an Ivy League title of its own.
Nick Hartigan ran for 229 yards and set a league record for career touchdowns Saturday, leading Brown to a 52-21 victory over Columbia (2-8, 0-7 Ivy) for its first outright Ivy championship.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to finish off a season like this,” Brown coach Phil Estes said. “This has been a great ride.”
While Hartigan shrugged off his individual achievements, Estes said, “He’s amazing. I’ve been amazed and astonished as to how he can turn that switch from academics to football. I don’t know how he did it.”
Columbia’s coach Bob Shoop agreed. “He’s a workhorse. Show me a Division I-AA player who does more for his team that he does.”
Hartigan scored three times, twice in the first half on runs of one and five yards to raise his career total to 51, topping the record set by Cornell’s Ed Marinaro in three seasons ending in 1971. Hartigan added a TD a four-yard run in the third quarter.
Brown (9-1, 6-1) previously shared the Ivy championship with Yale in 1976 and 1999.
PRINCETON 30, DARTMOUTH 0
HANOVER, N.H.—Jay McCareins returned a missed field goal 100 yards for a touchdown, Derek Javarone kicked three field goals and Princeton recorded its first shutout in six years in a 30-0 win Saturday over Dartmouth.
Rob Toresco ran for 122 yards and one touchdown and caught six passes for the Tigers, who picked off four passes and recovered three fumbles. Princeton (7-3, 5-2) limited Dartmouth (2-8, 1-6) to six first downs and outgained the Big Green 316 yards to 89.
Princeton took the early lead after recovering a fumble at the Dartmouth 23 on the Big Green’s second play of the game. Six plays later Javarone booted his first field goal from 21 yards out to make it 3-0. The Tigers made it 6-0 early in the second period when Javarone capped a 15-play, 69-yard drive with a 28-yard field goal. With 11 seconds remaining in the second quarter Princeton quarterback Jeff Terrell escaped a sack and zig-zagged 10 yards up the middle for a touchdown and a 13-0 Tiger lead at the half.
Princeton stretched the lead to 20-0 when McCariens pulled in Dartmouth’s 43-yard field goal attempt just over the goal line, started up the middle and broke down the right sideline. McCareins, who leads the nation in interceptions, also picked off his ninth pass of the season.
On the first play after the Big Green fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Toresco ran 15 yards for Princeton’s second touchdown in 15 seconds and a 27-0 lead. Javarone closed out the scoring on an 18-yard field goal.
CORNELL 16, PENN 7
PHILADELPHIA—Ryan Kuhn passed for one touchdown and ran for another in leading Cornell to a 16-7 victory over Penn on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Quakers.
Kuhn carried 27 times for 97 yards, giving him 1,000 rushing yards for the season. Luke Siwula, who went over the 1,000-yard mark last week, picked up 84 yards on 26 carries. It is the first time in school history that Cornell (6-4, 4-3) has had two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season.
Penn (5-5, 3-4), which had only 149 yards of total offense, lost its fourth straight—its longest losing streak since a five-game skid in 1991. It’s also Penn’s first four-loss Ivy League season since 1996.
Cornell trailed 7-3 in the third quarter but, aided by a 24-yard pass play from Kuhn to Anthony Jackson, moved to the Penn 30. Kuhn then carried for 15 yards before passing 11 yards to Jackson for the go-ahead score.
Kuhn’s five-yard touchdown run capped an eight-play, 52-yard drive with 11:43 left to play for the final score.
The Quakers, who gained only 33 yards on the ground against the league’s top defense, scored with 4:07 left in the first period when Patrick McDermott hit Matt Carre from 17 yards out.