November 12, 2011

Football Weekend Wrap-Up - November 12

A big Saturday of Ivy League football produced big numbers as Harvard won the 2011 Ivy title outright, Cornell and Columbia combined to score over 100 points and Princeton's Chuck Dibilio became the first true freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. Here is a quick wrap-up of the Week 9 games:

Harvard 37, Penn 20 [VERSUS]
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard clinched its 14th Ivy League championship—its sixth under Tim Murphy—with a 37-20 win against Penn Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium.

Yale 33, Princeton 24 [YES]
PRINCETON, N.J. -- At times Saturday's matchup between Yale and Princeton at Class of 1952 Stadium seemed to be a battle between the arm of Yale senior quarterback Patrick Witt and the legs of Princeton freshman tailback Chuck Dibilio. Dibilio had a big day, rushing for 178 yards and three touchdowns. But Witt had a bigger day, throwing for 379 yards and three scores. His work, supplemented by a 62-yard touchdown run from senior tailback Alex Thomas and a pair of field goals from Philippe Panico, propelled Yale to a 33-24 win over the rival Tigers.

Dartmouth 21, Brown 16
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Nick Schwieger ran for 137 yards on a career-high 37 carries, and Dartmouth converted three fourth-down plays to lift the Big Green to a 21-16 upset victory at Brown on Saturday afternoon.

Cornell 62, Columbia 41
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Sophomore quarterback Jeff Mathews set program records for completions, passing yards and touchdowns in a game, senior wide receiver Shane Savage had a school-record tying three touchdown catches and the Big Red set a modern-day record for points in a game in a 62-41 victory over Columbia in front of 6,128 fans.