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Football Weekend Wrap-Up - September 24

Football Weekend Wrap-Up - September 24
Harvard's Dan Minamide celebrating after his momentum-turning interception in the Crimson's win over Brown.

It was an offensive weekend across the games with Harvard and Yale opening their Ivy schedules with wins. Here is a quick wrap-up of the Week 2 games:

Friday, September 23
Harvard 24, Brown 7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard forced five turnovers, including two inside its own 2-yard line, en route to a 24-7 win against Brown in the Crimson's home and Ivy League opener in front of 18,565 rain-soaked fans Friday night at Harvard Stadium.

Saturday, September 24
Yale 37, Cornell 17 [VERSUS]
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale and Cornell combined for 520 yards passing in the Ivy League opener at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was a run -- a 58-yarder for a touchdown by senior tailback Alex Thomas -- that finally put the game out of reach in Yale's favor.

Albany 44, Columbia 21
NEW YORK -- Leading 24-14, Albany scored 20 unanswered points and defeated Columbia 44-21 in its home opener on a humid day at Robert K. Kraft Field.

Sacred Heart 24, Dartmouth 21
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart booted a 22-yard field goal with one minute to play, then blocked a 53-yard attempt as time expired to pull out 24-21 homecoming victory for the host Pioneers (1-2) at Campus Field on Saturday afternoon.

Bucknell 34, Princeton 9
-- Princeton spent much of its final tune-up before the 2011 Ivy League opener shooting itself in the foot, and the result was a disappointing 34-9 home loss to Bucknell Saturday night on Powers Field at Princeton Stadium.

Villanova 30, Penn 21 (Franklin Field)
-- Penn had a chance to come back and defeat Villanova, down two with less than a minute on the clock. However, a Billy Ragone pass was picked off by a Wildcat player, and he ran it back 26 yards for the score to clinch Villanova's 30-21 win Saturday night at Franklin Field.