NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Nick Hartigan rushed for 192 yards on 33
carries and tied a career-high with four rushing touchdowns to lead
Brown to a 38-21 win over Yale on Saturday.
Brown (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) remains in a first-place tie with
Princeton in the Ivy League. Both are 4-1 in the league. Yale drops
to 3-5, 3-2.
Hartigan, the leading rusher in I-AA, surpassed 100-yards
rushing for the 21st time in his career.
Ashley Wright caught two touchdown passes for Yale (3-5, 3-2).
Wright's second touchdown catch tied the game at 14-14 with 2:10
left in the first half. A botched squib kick attempt on the ensuing
kickoff was recovered by Brown at the Yale 46.
Brown scored five plays and took a 21-14 lead on a 28-yard
touchdown pass from Joe DiGiacomo to Jarret Schreck with 39 seconds
left. Schreck caught the ball at the 20, broke a tackle, and
sprinted down the left sideline for the score.
Yale quarterback Jeff Mroz's third try at Wright in the end zone
was intercepted by James Gasparella with 8:33 left in the fourth
quarter, ending a drive by the Bulldogs, who trailed 38-21 at the
time. Yale never got the ball back as Brown ran out the clock with
a 14-play, 43-yard drive.
Brown junior linebacker Zak DeOssie, a candidate for the
Buchanan Award given to the top defensive player in I-AA, injured
his left knee in the first quarter and did not return.
DiGiacomo completed 14 of 22 passes for 154 yards and two
touchdowns. Yale junior tailback Jordan Spence led the Bulldogs
with 72 yards on eight carries, highlighted by a 51-yard touchdown