November 3, 2011

Brown Rides Five Game Winning Streak Into Saturday’s Crucial Game At Yale


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Providence, Rhode Island – With three games remaining in the Ivy schedule, Brown (6-1, 3-1 Ivy) is playing another must-win game, traveling to New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday, November 5, to face Yale at the Yale Bowl. Brown, Yale and Penn are in a three-way tie for second place in the Ivy standings with 3-1 league records, just one game behind first place Harvard.  Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 noon, and the game will be televised live on the YES Network.  Brown fans can also listed to the game on WPRV AM-790, or on Brownbears.com, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and Mike Wall '99 providing the color commentary.

 

The Records:  Brown (6-1, 3-1 Ivy) won its fifth straight game and handed Penn its first Ivy loss in three years, moving into a three-way tie for second place in the Ivy standings, with a 6-0 win over the Quakers at rain soaked Brown Stadium last week. Yale (4-3, 3-1) held off a late Columbia rally in New York City to beat the Lions in the snow, 16-13.

 

Brown vs. Yale- 116th Meeting: Brown and Yale have met 115 times, dating back to 1880, with the Bulldogs holding a 78-32-5 series advantage. Last year, Yale had two kickoff returns for a touchdown to eek out a 27-24 win over the Bears at Brown Stadium. In 2009, Brown fell behind early, 12-7, but rallied for a 35-21 victory over the Elis at the Yale Bowl.

 

Did You Know?: Brown's defense ranks third nationally and leads the Ivy League in scoring defense, allowing 14.57 points per game…Brown's 6-0 win over Penn is its second straight home shutout,  snapped the Quakers Ivy League winning streak at 18 games, and broke Quakers' consecutive game scoring streak at 136 games dating back to 1997…The last time Brown had more than one shutout in a season was 1985…The Bears (3-1) are tied for second place in the Ivy standings with Yale and Penn, one game behind first place Harvard (4-0)… Alex Norocea '13 was named the Ivy League's Special Teams Player of the Week after he accounted for all of the scoring in Brown's 6-0 win over Penn.  He booted field goals of 39 and 42 yards in a driving rain and wind storm at Brown Stadium…Dan Smithwick '12, who leads the Ivy League and ranks 19th nationally in interceptions (3), was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week after he made seven total tackles, including five solo hits, a tackle for a loss, and forced a fumble in the Penn victory.  His first quarter interception at the Penn 45 yard line set up Brown's first and game-winning field…Brown held the Quakers offense to just 32 passing yards, 151 overall… Fullback Cody Taulbee '14 rushed for 49 yards against Penn last week, making his first carries of the season… Saturday's game is televised live on the YES Network with Chris Shearn calling the play, and color commentary by Ross Tucker and Jack Ford.

 

This Week's Ivy League Games:

Brown at Yale (YES), 12:00 noon

Harvard at Columbia, 12:30 p.m.

Princeton at Penn, 1:00 p.m.

Cornell at Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m.