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Dartmouth 21, Princeton 15

11/22/2003

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Charlie Rittger threw a pair of touchdown
passes and Tyler Lavin kicked three field goals Saturday to lead
Dartmouth to a 21-15 win over Princeton in the season finale for
both teams.

Dartmouth (5-5, 4-3 Ivy League) finished with a winning record
in the Ivy League for the first time since 1997. The Big Green also
ended its streak of losing seasons at five.

Princeton (2-8, 2-5 Ivy) wasted five field goals by Derek
Javarone, which tied the Ivy League record, and 260 yards passing
by quarterback Matt Verbit.

Princeton dominated play in the first half and built a 9-0 lead
on Javarone field goals of 24, 36 and 26 yards. Dartmouth struck
back with a 26-yard field goal from Lavin.

Dartmouth tied the game at 9-9 on Rittger's 39-yard touchdown
pass to Andrew Hall in the third quarter and scored the winning
points early in the fourth quarter when Rittger found Jay Barnard
in the end zone for an 18-12 lead.