Dartmouth 14

(2-7, 1-5 Ivy)

Brown 24

(8-1, 5-1 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, November 12, 2005

Brown Stadium, Providence, RI

1 2 3 4 T
DART 0 7 7 014
BROWN 7 0 3 1424

Top Performers

Passing: J. Cohen (DART) - 287 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: N. Hartigan (BROWN) - 35 CAR, 193 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Fuselier (DART) - 7 REC, 75 YDS, 2 TD

Brown 24, Dartmouth 14

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Quarterback Anthony Vita came off the bench to spark a fourth-quarter rally and Nick Hartigan ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns as Brown defeated Dartmouth 24-14 on Saturday to clinch its third Ivy League championship.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the Bears (8-1, 5-1), who moved into sole possession of first place with one league game remaining with Princeton's 21-14 loss to Yale.

Brown clinched at least a tie for the championship, but can win its first outright league title with a win at Columbia next week. Brown shared the championship in 1976 and 1999.

Vita replaced an ineffective Joe DiGiacomo at the start of the fourth quarter with Dartmouth (2-7, 1-5) leading 14-10. He completed three passes to Lonnie Hill for 41 yards that set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Hartigan for a 17-14 lead.

Brown scored its final touchdown with 2:26 to play when Steve Storrs sacked Dartmouth quarterback Josh Cohen, who fumbled in the end zone. Greg Burlin recovered it for the score.

Hartigan now has 108 points, which breaks his own school record for most points in a season. In addition, he increased his career rushing total to 4,263 yards, which moves him into third place on the Ivy League's career rushing list.

Hartigan's 49 career touchdowns leave him one short of the Ivy League record set by Cornell's Ed Marinaro from 1969-71.

Brown's Steve Morgan kicked three extra points plus a field goal to break the Ivy League record for most kick-scoring points in a season. Morgan has 87 points, three more than the mark set by Yale's John Troost in 2003.