NEW YORK (AP) -- Robert Carr ran for 129 yards and three
touchdowns, and Alvin Cowan threw for 322 yards to lead Yale past
Columbia 29-14 Saturday.
Carr had scoring runs of 1, 4 and 2 yards in the first half to
help the Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 Ivy League) to a 23-7 halftime lead.
Carr's first touchdown run put Yale in front 6-0, but Columbia
(2-5, 1-3) blocked John Troost's extra-point attempt and then
mounted a 55-yard drive that ended with Jeff Otis throwing a
14-yard scoring pass to Wade Fletcher.
Yale responded with a 52-yard scoring drive that culminated with
Carr's 4-yard scoring run, putting the Bulldogs ahead for good at
With the win, Yale remained tied with Harvard for second place
in the conference, one game behind Penn.
Otis threw his second touchdown pass in the third quarter, a
28-yarder to John Reuter, to cut Yale's lead to 23-14.
Troost kicked field goals of 33 and 23 yards in the fourth
quarter to complete the scoring.
Otis completed 17 of 30 passes for 234 yards. Cowan was
Yale now has a 60-18-2 edge in the series that began in 1872,
and has a higher winning percentage against Columbia than any other
Ivy League opponent.