Dartmouth Suffers First Loss of Season at Hands of Unbeaten Princeton
No. 14 Princeton (8-0; 5-0 Ivy) edged out No. 20 Dartmouth (7-1; 4-1 Ivy) 14-9, handing the Big Green its first loss of the season and likely ending the team’s quest for an Ivy Championship. Princeton’s defense held the Big Green’s running game to its lowest totals of the season, allowing just 110 yards on the ground. Junior quarterback Jared Gerbino connected with freshman tight end Robbie Mangas halfway through the first quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass. Princeton, however, refused to surrender any more points to the Dartmouth offense in this low scoring affair.
The stingy Big Green defense gave up just a little over 300 yards, but the two Princeton rushing touchdowns were enough. The defense forced two turnovers in the first half, with a fumble recovery by junior defensive tackle Seth Simmer and an interception by junior defensive back Ryan Roegge. The defense also forced a safety in the second quarter to give the Big Green a 9-7 lead going into halftime. After scoreless third quarter, however, Princeton capped the scoring with a touchdown with less than seven minutes for a final score of 14-9.
Dartmouth returns to Memorial Field to host Cornell (3-5; 2-3 Ivy) Saturday, November 10th.