Dartmouth 55, Penn 3
On a cold, blustery New Hampshire day, undefeated Dartmouth went out to a 19-3 halftime lead over the University of Pennsylvania and then scored 36 unanswered second half points to cruise home with a 55-3 win. Dartmouth’s Brothers led all scorers with 18 points (2 tries and 4 conversions).
Hanover, NH - Dartmouth had difficulty adjusting to the stiff wind and intensity of Penn’s defense during the first half and their scoring was limited to tries by Dinger, Jarvis and Brothers, who also added two conversions. Penn’s lone score came on a first half penalty kick by Andrew Martin, 19-3.
Dartmouth would regroup and dominate the second half while playing a number of reserves. “[It was like] we realized we were in a game… We came out and did what we needed to do; we were more physical and got to the ball earlier,” explained Dartmouth co-captain Sam Edandison. Dartmouth’s 36 second-half points would come on tries by Brothers, Certo, Edandison, Jarvis, Chris and Nick Downer. Brothers added two conversions and Chris Downer had one.
Penn coach Rich McGovern was complimentary: “Dartmouth was very opportunistic today. They both created and made use of a lot of our mistakes.” With this win, Dartmouth has mathematically secured the top ranking in the upcoming Ivy League playoffs and has home field advantage. Dartmouth takes on Brown next Saturday in Providence as it attempts to wrap up league play with an undefeated record.
Dartmouth 55 Tries: Brothers 2, 4C, Jarvis 2, Dinger, Certo, Chris Downer, Nick Downer, Edandison Convs: Brothers 4, C. Downer
Penn 3 Pens: Martin
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