NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Sam Mathews rushed for 169 yards on 25
carries, including two touchdowns, to lead Penn to a 17-7 win over
Yale on Saturday.
The win extended Penn's Ivy League winning streak to 18 games,
breaking its own mark set from 1992-95.
Mathews gained 125 yards in the second half, as Penn ran 48
Yale managed just 17 plays in the second half.
Penn (5-1, 3-1) took a 10-7 lead on Peter Stine's 25-yard field
goal with 10:35 left in the third quarter.
Mathews's 4-yard touchdown run with 59 seconds left in the third
quarter put Penn up 17-7. Yale is 3-3, 1-2. The score was tied 7-7
Senior tailback Robert Carr rushed for 167 yards on 31 carries,
including 144 yards on 23 carries in the first half. Carr passed
Rashad Bartholomew to become Yale's career rushing leader with
Senior quarterback Alvin Cowan became Yale's career leader in
passing touchdowns with a 20-yard connection with Chandler Henley
that tied the game at 7-7 with 45 seconds left in the first
Cowan has 36 touchdown passes.
Senior wide receiver Dan Castles had eight catches for 131 yards
and became the fourth player in Penn history to surpass 2,000 yards
receiving. He has 2,067.
Yale wide receiver Ralph Plumb fumbled at the Penn 21 with 6:03
left in the game.
Brad Martinez forced the fumble, which was recovered by Doug