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.