Brown returns to the gridiron on Saturday, November 7, traveling
to New Haven, Connecticut to battle Yale at the Yale Bowl in a game
televised live on the YES Network. Both the Bears and Elis come in
with identical 4-3, 2-2 Ivy records and are tied for third place in
the Ivy League standings.
Brown dropped a 14-7 overtime decision to Penn last week, snapping a four-game winning streak. Brown forced four Penn turnovers with interceptions by senior linebacker Brendan Gallagher, junior outside linebacker Blaine Brinna, senior safety Chris Perkins and freshman cornerback AJ Cruz, who accounted for Brown’s lone touchdown with a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown. Yale scored two late fourth quarter touchdowns, including one with 58 seconds remaining, to earn a 23-22 come-from behind win over Columbia.
Saturday’s Ivy League match-up between Brown and Yale will be televised nationally on the YES Network (DirecTV Channel 631) and Verizon’s FIOS service. Chris Shearn will call the play, with Ross Tucker and Jack Ford providing the color commentary.
Brown and Yale have met 113 times, dating back to 1880, with the Bulldogs holding a 77-31-5 series advantage. Yale has captured the last three games in the series, including a 13-3 decision last year in Providence. Prior to that, Brown had won three straight games from 2003-2005, including a 38-21 decision at the Yale Bowl in 2005. Bears’ coach Phil Estes is 6-5 lifetime against the Elis.
Brown’s defense has allowed just one touchdown in their last 10 quarters, not including overtime, and has been led by senior co-captain James Develin, a two-time All-Ivy selection. Develin, who dominated Brown’s game against Penn with 3.5 tackles for a loss, including a quarterback sack for a loss of eight yards, ranks 5th in the nation with 12 tackles for a loss, averaging 1.71 per game.
Brown football senior offensive tackle Paul Jasinowski and junior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero were been named First Team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selections. As First Team selections, Jasinowski and Newhall-Caballero’s nomination will now be forwarded on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The team is selected by voting members of the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).
Two-time, first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham has 207 career receptions, 7th all-time in Ivy League history, while his 2,636 receiving yards are 9th in the Ivy record book, and his 4,392 career all-purpose yards rank 9th in Ivy League football history. He currently ranks second in the nation in receiving yards with 106.29 yards per game, while his 52 receptions are 9th nationally.
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