Ivy League Football Report, 1995 October 2

It was a quiet weekend in Ivy League football, with the only conference game seeing the Big Red of Cornell better the Big Green of Dartmouth by a 24-19 score. In non-league action, Pennsylvania extended their winning streak to 24 games with a topsy-turvy 20-19 victory over Bucknell. The Bison had gone up 19-17 with a minute and a half to go, but failed on a two-point conversion attempt. Due to two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for excessive celebration, Bucknell kicked off from their own 10 yard line, giving Penn great field position to drive down and kick the winning field goal with thirty seconds remaining. Columbia tied Lafayette 10-10, and Harvard led Fordham 21-0 before giving up 24 unanswered points to lose 24-21. In less pathetic contests, Brown topped Holy Cross 37-14, Princeton downed Colgate 34-23, and Yale were 39-20 losers to Connecticut.

Next week most of the league returns to conference play. In a battle of 1-0 teams, the Penn Quakers visit the Columbia Lions; 1-0 Princeton is at 0-1 Brown; and 1-1 Cornell hosts 0-1 Harvard, looking for their tenth straight win over the Crimson. In non-league play, 0-2 Dartmouth entertains Lafayette and 1-0 Yale goes on the road to face Holy Cross.

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

Last Modified: 1995 October 1
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu