Tigers Outlast Crimson in Triple OT
Boston — Roman Wilson scored a pair of touchdowns in triple overtime to help Princeton beat Harvard 51-45 in an Ivy League conference game on Saturday.
Wilson had nine catches for 76 yards. Quinn Epperly threw for 321 yards and six touchdowns. Epperly also led the Tigers (5-1, 3-0 Ivy) in rushing with 86 yards on 19 carries.
With a 35-28 Princeton lead and just under 3 minutes left in regulation, Harvard’s Connor Hempel hit Tyler Ott in the end zone from 10 yards out to tie the game at 35 and send the game into the first of three overtimes.
The Crimson (5-1, 2-1) scored first in OT on another Hempel to Ott touchdown pass. Princeton answered on its next possession with a 9-yard TD rush by Wilson.
With Harvard holding a 48-45 lead, Epperly hit Wilson on a 6-yard pass for a touchdown and the Princeton victory.
Brown 42, Cornell 35
Ithaca, n.y. — Patrick Donnelly tossed three touchdowns and threw for 295 yards to help Brown hold off Cornell .
Jordan Reisner led Brown (4-2, 1-2 Ivy League) with 110 yards on the ground and one score. The Bears have now won nine of their last ten games at Cornell’s home field.
Jeff Mathews scored a career-high five touchdowns, which tied a school record for Cornell (1-5, 0-3).
Penn 28, Yale 17
Philadelphia — Ryan Becker threw two first-half touchdowns to lead Penn to a 28-17 victory over Yale.
After allowing an early field goal, Penn (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) rattled off 28 straight points. Becker found Kyle Wilcox from 29 yards out to give the Quakers a 7-3 lead. Following a Yale (3-3, 1-2) fumble, Becker connected with Conner Scott for another 29-yard score.
UNH 31, Stony Brook 13
Stony Brook, n.y. — Sean Goldrich connected with Justin Mello for three touchdowns as New Hampshire defeated Stony Brook 3-4, 1-3 CAA).
Goldrich threw for 186 yards and had scoring passes of 23, 15 and 36 yards. Each touchdown pass landed in Mello’s hands as he surpassed 100 yards receiving and led the Wildcats (4-3, 3-1 CAA) with eight catches. Chris Setian picked up the remaining New Hampshire touchdown on a short 1-yard rush midway through the second quarter.
UNC 34, Boston College 10
Chapel Hill, n.c. — Bryn Renner threw for two touchdowns and North Carolina (2-5, 1-3 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Boston College (3-4, 1-3).
Lafayette 41, Holy Cross 23
Worcester, Mass. — Drew Reed threw for five touchdowns while guiding Lafayette (2-5, 2-0 Patriot) over Holy Cross (3-6, 1-2).
Holy Cross got two touchdown runs from Gabe Guild.
Maine 37, Villanova 35
Villanova, Pa. — Marcus Wasilewski’s 6-yard touchdown run with 8:45 remaining in the game lifted Maine (7-1, 4-0 CAA) past Villanova (4-4, 3-2).
Delaware 35, Rhode Island 13
Kingston, r.i. — Andrew Pierce rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Delaware (6-2, 3-1 CAA) past Rhode Island (3-6, 2-4).
W. Michigan 31, UMass 30
Foxborough, Mass. — Zach Terrell completed a 54-yard scoring strike to Corey Davis with five minutes remaining to give Western Michigan (1-8, 1-4 MAC) a victory over Massachusetts (1-7, 1-3).
Norwich 38, Anna Maria 6
Northfield, Vt. — Al Georgio ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns as Norwich (4-3) defeated Anna Maria (1-6).
Framingham St. 41 Plymouth St. 9
Framingham, Mass. — Framingham State (6-1) forced a pair of turnovers and held Plymouth State to just three field goals on 112 yards of total offense as the Rams defeated the Panthers (1-6).
SUNY Maritime 38, Castleton 6
Throggs Neck, n.y. — SUNY Maritime (3-4, 3-1 ECFC) ran for 550 yards on the ground, led by Ryan Helzman with 210 yards and three touchdowns, in a win over Castleton (1-6, 0-4).
Middlebury 27, Trinity 24
Middlebury, Vt. — Nate Leedy intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game, preserving a win for the Panthers (5-1) over previously unbeaten Trinity (5-1).
The loss snapped a 14-game winning streak for the Bantams, leaving them with Middlebury and Amherst in a three-way tie for second place in NESCAC, behind 6-0 Wesleyan.