Dartmouth Charges Into Rankings After Closing Out Non-Conference Schedule Undefeated
Dartmouth (5-0; 2-0 Ivy) entered the FCS rankings at No. 24 behind four touchdowns by junior quarterback Jared Gerbino and a suffocating defense. Gerbino ran for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the first quarter, and threw for another two touchdowns in the first half. Gerbino rushed for 43 yards and was a perfect 3-for-3 for 63 yards, with touchdown passes to tight ends freshman Robbie Mangas and junior Connor Rempel. Fellow quarterback sophomore Derek Kyler went 9-for-12 for 126 yards and a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Hunter Hagdorn.
The defense pitched another shutout in a 42-0 drubbing of Sacred Heart (3-3; 1-0 NEC). The Big Green defense gave up just 171 yards of total offense and the Pioneers did not cross the century mark until late in the third quarter. In contrast, Dartmouth again surpassed 500 yards in total offense, with thirteen different rushers gaining 277 yards on the ground. Dartmouth scored touchdowns on its first six possessions, with freshman kicker Connor Davis a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points.
Up next: Dartmouth travels to Columbia (3-2; 0-2 Ivy) this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. Eastern game.