NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Senior tailback Robert Carr rushed for
160 yards on 32 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Yale to a
21-9 win over Princeton Saturday.
Carr scored on runs of 13 and 5 yards, the latter set up by a
muffed punt. Greg Fields misplayed a Tyson Crawford punt with 14:14
left in the fourth quarter. After a scramble, the ball bounced free
and was recovered by Matthew Baker at the Princeton 17-yard line.
Carr scored three plays later, with 13:11 left.
The Yale defense held Princeton to three field goals, all by
Derek Javarone. Princeton quarterback Matt Verbit completed 23 of
39 passes for 205 yards, becoming the 12th player in Ivy League
history to pass the 5,000 yard mark with a total of 5,049.
Yale senior wide receiver Ralph Plumb caught three passes for 69
yards to break Eric Johnson's career receptions record. Plumb has
Yale senior quarterback Alvin Cowan completed 10 of 20 passes
for 143 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end
Alex Faherty with 11:45 left in the first quarter.
Yale leads the series 69-48 with 10 ties.
Yale improved to 5-4; Princeton fell to 4-5.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
UCLA's Josh Rosen will look to redeem himself against USC in 2016, making the matchup one of the upcoming season's most compelling games.
Haden's aim of reclaiming lost glory ended thanks to coaching flameouts. But his final grade remains incomplete until we see more from Clay Helton.