Scores

Final

Princeton 0

(3-6, 2-4 Ivy)

Yale 14

(6-3, 4-2 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

1 2 3 4 T
PRIN 0 0 0 00
YALE 7 7 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: B. Hart (YALE) - 108 YDS

Rushing: M. McLeod (YALE) - 31 CAR, 138 YDS

Receiving: J. Forney (YALE) - 5 REC, 35 YDS, 2 TD

Yale 14, Princeton 0

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sophomore quarterback Brook Hart connected with Jordan Forney for a pair of touchdown passes and Yale kept its slim Ivy League title hopes alive with a 14-0 win over Princeton on Saturday.

It was the Bulldogs' first shutout against Princeton since a 26-0 win in 1937.

Yale's defense held Princeton to 96 yards rushing and 57 yards passing, forced four turnovers and allowed the Tigers past midfield only four times -- twice for just one play.

The Bulldogs (6-3, 4-2) got all the points they needed in the first half when tailback Mike McLeod, last year's Ivy League MVP, rushed for 70 of his game-high 138 yards.

Yale took advantage of the slick field conditions when Larry Abare recovered a Princeton fumble at the Tigers' 24 yard line on the second play of the game. Four plays later, Hart hit Forney on a 5-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead.

Bobby Abare's interception and 11-yard return to the Princeton 17 yard line set up the Bulldogs' second touchdown, Hart's 12-yard pass to Forney for a 14-0 halftime lead.

The interception was the 10th of Abare's career, the most ever by a Yale linebacker.

Princeton's deepest penetration of the game ended at the Yale 34 yard line, where the Tigers (3-6, 2-4) were held on downs with 1:25 to play in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRIN
YALE
1st Downs914
Total Yards153235
Passing57108
Rushing96127
Penalties2-153-25
3rd Down Conversions4-147-15
4th Down Conversions1-40-3
Turnovers40
Possession23:1536:45

Passing Leaders

PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson9/21522.503
YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hart14/221084.900

Rushing Leaders

PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Culbreath16694.3018
Anderson9131.4015
YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
McLeod311384.5012
Galvez5142.807

Receiving Leaders

PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thanheiser4256.308
Culbreath3165.305
YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forney5357.0212
Balsam33511.7021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRINYALE
TD11:25Jordan Forney 5 Yd Pass From Brady Hart (Tom Mante Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERPRINYALE
TD07:00Jordan Forney 12 Yd Pass From Brady Hart (Tom Mante Kick) 014