Big Green Launches Ivy League Campaign with Decisive Win Over Quakers
Dartmouth football (3-0; 1-0 Ivy) began its Ivy League season by beating the previously undefeated Penn team (2-1; 0-1 Ivy) in Hanover on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green continues to impress on both sides of the ball, scoring its 700th victory in program history with a 37-14 win over the Quakers.
Sophomore quarterback Derek Kyler was once again efficient, going 18-for-21 in throwing for over 220 yards and rushing for 17 more yards. Kyler continued to spread the wealth, tossing touchdowns to three different receivers, including sophomore lineman Jake Guidone and junior receiver Hunter Hagdorn. Senior receiver Drew Hunnicutt also caught a 59-yard touchdown pass on his way to a 100-yard performance. Dartmouth’s rushing attack racked up 186 yards on the ground, including a 5-yard TD score by junior Jared Gerbino and a fumble recovery in the endzone by senior tackle Phil Berton.
The Big Green defense continued its dominance. The shutdown defense gave up just 244 yards of total offense, most of which came in the 4th quarter and allowing a second touchdown only in the waning moments of the game. Senior safety Bun Straton picked off Penn quarterback Ryan Glover, returning the ball 13 yards and setting up Guidone’s touchdown catch. Freshman kicker Connor Davis went 4-for-5 on extra point attempts and nailed a 44-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to cap Dartmouth’s scoring.
The Big Green travel to New Haven to take on Yale (2-1; 1-0 Ivy) Friday, October 5 at 6:00pm Eastern.