Ivy League Football Report, 1995 September 18

The Ivy League kicked off its 1995 football campaign this past Saturday. The Penn Quakers picked up where they left off by beating the Big Green of Dartmouth 20-12 to extend their Division I-AA record winning streak to 22 games. Up the coast in New Jersey, the Princeton Tigers survived a 15-point fourth-quarter rally by the Cornell Big Red to cling to a 24-22 victory. Over in New England, the Columbia Lions opened their season with their first victory over the Harvard Crimson since the 1970's, 28-24, while the Elis of Yale won a 42-38 barnburner over Brown.

The Patriot League also kicked off conference play, with Lehigh upending Colgate 20-9, while Bucknell defeated Fordham 28-21. The other two Patriot League teams were shut out in nonconference action, Lafayette falling to Hofstra by a 26-0 tally while Holy Cross was shellacked by UMass, 51-0.

The two leagues face each other in interconference play next weekend. Pennsylvania travels across the state to take on Lafayette, Princeton plays host to the Bucknell Bison, Yale is at Lehigh, and Cornell, looking for their tenth homecoming win in as many years, takes on Holy Cross. In other non-league action, Brown hosts cross-state rivals Rhode Island and Columbia is at home against St. Mary's of California.

With the Ivy League football report, this is Joe P------k, Mr. Squishy Sports.

Last Modified: 1995 September 26
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu