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Dartmouth senior running back Domminick Pierre powered the Big Green (2-2, 1-1 Ivy) to a 20-13 win Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field against previously unbeaten Yale (3-1, 1-1 Ivy).  Pierre's six-yard touchdown run with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game were the only points of the final quarter and proved to be the difference, breaking the 13-13 tie and giving the 10,983 fans in attendance a homecoming win.

Pierre had a career-high 37 rushes for 167 yards a touchdown on the day. A four-yard scamper early in the third quarter also put the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native over 2,000 yards for his career, becoming just the third player in Dartmouth history to reach the milestone.  Sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams was 14-of-30 passing on the day for 188 yards and two touchdowns.  Junior Bo Patterson was the recipient of the second TD pass, pulling in a 32-yard reception on a 4th-and-8 play to tie the score at 13 with just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. For Patterson, it was the third TD catch of the season, all coming at home.

The Big Green will continue their three-game homestand next Saturday with Patriot League foe Bucknell (1-4) for a 1:30 p.m. start.


Joey Zelkowitz scored on an eight-yard run with 4:03 remaining, giving Middlebury (3-1) a 21-14 victory over Williams (0-4) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers have now won 12 of their last 14 games and six straight at home. 

Quarterback McCallum Foote finished the day 20-37 for 247 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception.  Zelkowitz accounted for 104 total yards, with six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. William Sadik-Kahn caught six passes for 66 yards, Wheeler caught the first four balls of his career for 69 yards with a score, while Rea gained 68 yards on the ground. Will Bain led all tacklers with 16 on the afternoon, Tim Patricia added 10, while Matt Crimmins had seven with 1.5 sacks and a pair of key pass break-ups.


Castleton was unable to overcome five turnovers, giving up 22 second-half points in a 37-19 loss to Mount Ida in an ECFC matchup on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.  The Spartans drop to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in the ECFC.  Castleton did force three fumbles and picked off a pass inside the red zone on defense while finishing with 323 yards of total offense, including 250 passing yards. 

Junior Kevin Alberque was all over the field for the Spartans, catching seven passes for 114 yards to go with 120 return yards for 234 total yards on the afternoon. Tyler Higley finished the day 16-for-34 for 234 yards and a touchdown, but did throw four interceptions. He did lead the ground attack with 33 yards as the team totaled 73 rushing yards.  Jay Morgan led the defense with ten tackles and one sack, while Mick Wong added nine tackles and one interception. Nick Romeo finished with eight tackles and two for a loss along with a pair of fumble recoveries.  Castleton returns to action next Saturday when the Spartans host Gallaudet at noon during Homecoming weekend.

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