Dartmouth Remains Undefeated Behind Rushing Attack and Relentless Defense
Dartmouth (4-0; 2-0 Ivy) continued its winning ways defeating the Bulldogs (2-2; 1-1 Ivy) 41-18 at the Yale Bowl last Saturday. The Big Green defeated the defending Ivy League champions (Dartmouth handed Yale its only loss during the 2017 season) behind a relentless running game. Despite poor field conditions, Dartmouth outgained Yale 347 to 118 yards on the ground. Junior (wildcat) quarterback Jared Gerbino accounted for nearly half of the team’s ground game, rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Caylin Parker and freshman running back Zack Bair each rushed for touchdowns as well. Parker’s 66-yard touchdown scamper at the start of the third quarter essentially put the game beyond doubt. Sophomore quarterback Derek Kyler also went 5-for-8 for 96 yards with a touchdown to junior wide receiver Hunter Hagdorn.
The Big Green defense once again flexed its muscle. Dartmouth gave up a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time this year, but allowed Yale to score only twice more during the game. The defense forced a fumble and a turnover on downs, intercepted the ball twice, and kept the Yale punter busy. Junior cornerback Isiah Swann capped the scoring with a 54-yard interception returned for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game. Swann’s interception was his FCS-leading 5th interception of the season.
Dartmouth concludes its non-conference schedule hosting Sacred Heart (3-2) at Memorial Field this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.