New Haven, Conn. – Junior tailback Mark Kachmer scored three touchdowns and ran for 192 yards, including a Brown and Yale Bowl record 95-yard run from scrimmage, the fourth longest run in Ivy League football history, to lead Brown to a 35-28 Ivy League win over Yale Saturday afternoon. The win, Brown's sixth straight, gives the Bears a 7-1 overall record and keeps the Brown in second place in the Ivy League standings with a 4-1 league mark. Yale falls to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Ivy League.
Kachmer electrified the Yale Bowl crowd with a school record 95-yard touchdown, the longest play from scrimmage in Brown history, with 8:03 left in the first quarter, to give the Bears a 7-0 advantage. The run came on a draw play from the Bears' five yard-line, and Kachmer was the beneficiary of a downfield block by junior Tellef Lundevall. His career high192 rushing yards came on 19 carries.
Kachmer's 95-yard run topped the previous Brown rushing mark of 94-yards by Bob Flanders, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice, also against Yale, in 1968.
Bears' senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero passed for 224 yards, completing 22 of 41 passes. Senior Alex Tounkara-Kone made seven receptions for 43 yards, while senior Jimmy Saros made six catches for 84 yards.
Brown's defense intercepted three pass with senior Steve Peyton, junior AJ Cruz and senior Matthew O'Donnell each registering interceptions to stop Yale drives. Senior inside linebacker Brett Wyman led the Bears with nine solo tackles and a quarterback sack. Senior Clay McGrath registered two quarterback sacks for the Bears.
Yale answered immediately to tie the game, 7-7, by driving 80 yards in six plays, capped off by a one yard run by senior quarterback Patrick Witt with 5:42 left in the quarter.
Newhall-Caballero gave the Bears a 13-7 lead when he connected on a 20-yard pass play with senior Jimmy Saros with 11:44 left in the second quarter, capping a 72-yard scoring drive. A blocked extra point by the Elis kept the Bears from converting.
Brown extended its lead to 20-7 just before the end of the half when senior wide receiver Jonah Fay hauled in a six-yard scoring strike from Newhall-Caballero.
Midway through the third quarter, with Yale punting out of its own end zone, Brown junior Adam Pelzer deflected the punt and the Bears took over at the Yale 21-yard line. Five plays later, Kachmer scored his second touchdown of the game, this time on a one yard run on a direct snap, to lift the Bears to a 27-7 advantage with 7:53 left in the third quarter.
Yale bounced back to score on its next possession, connecting on a three-yard pass play to trail, 27-14, with 4:26 left in the third quarter.
Bears' junior Ben Noury recovered a fumbles Yale punt at the Elis 10-yard line midway through the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Kachmer came up with his third touchdown of the day, this time he caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Newhall-Caballero with 8:55 remaining in the game to put the game out of reach, 34-14.
The Elis made it close at the end, scoring two touchdowns in the last 5:42. But Brown's Lundevall recovered Yale's onsides kick for the Bears with 1:28 remaining and Brown ran out the clock.
The Bears return to Brown Stadium next Saturday, November 12, hosting Dartmouth in the final home game of the 2011 season. It's Senior Day, and all the action kicks-off at 12:30 p.m.