Brown Travels To Princeton For Key Ivy Clash

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Providence, Rhode Island -  With its non-league schedule in the rear view mirror, coach Phil Estes' Brown football team will be playing Ivy League games for the remainder of the season, starting with a visit to Princeton in a key Ivy League match-up against the Tigers on Saturday, October 16th at Princeton Stadium, starting at 1:00 p.m.

 

The Bears, 1-0 in the Ivy League, started league play with a strong 29-14 victory over Harvard at Brown Stadium on September 25th.  Brown (2-2 overall) is coming off a 17-13 loss to Holy Cross, dropping its second straight game on the road after two home wins. Princeton opened its Ivy schedule against Columbia two weeks ago and dropped a 42-14 decision to the Lions. The Tigers (1-3 overall) fell to Colgate at home last Saturday by a 44-10 margin.

 

Brown and Princeton have met 76 times, dating back to 1898, with the Tigers holding a 51-25-0 series advantage.  Brown has won the last three games over Princeton, including a 34-17 victory over the Tigers last year at Brown Stadium.  The Bears' 2008 victory at Princeton was Brown's first ever win at Princeton Stadium. Princeton's last win over the Bears came in 2006 when Tigers came away with a 17-3 victory over the Bears in Princeton.

 

Brown's first team All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero '11 (Gilbert, AZ) broke his right wrist late in the fourth quarter against Rhode Island and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Making his first start of the season following a hand injury.  Newhall-Caballero completed 25 of 40 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns against Rhode Island.  His TD passes came on throws 61, 21 and 19 yards. He returned to the gridiron in a relief role against Harvard after missing Brown's season opener vs. Stony Brook. He completed 7 of 11 passes for 82 yards against the Crimson.

 

Brown head coach Phil Estes will have to make a decision at the quarterback position this week, choosing between senior quarterback Joe Springer (Mendota Heights, MN) and sophomore signal-caller Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA).  Springer started games against Stony Brook, Harvard and Holy Cross, and came into the Bears' game against Rhode Island in overtime.   He has completed 36 of 65 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown in 2010. Donnelly played the final three quarters against Holy Cross and passed for 217 yards and a touchdown (7 yards), while completing 23 of 40 passes.

 

Senior wide receiver Alex Tounkara (Staten Island, NY) had eight catches for 104 yards against Holy Cross last week.  He ranks fourth nationally in receptions (8.0 per game) and fifth in receiving yards (108.0 yards per game).  Junior tailback Mark Kachmer (Wheaton, IL), who ran for 67 yards and a five-yard touchdown against Holy Cross, has turned into one of the most versatile offensive players in the Ivy League.  He ranks second in the Ivy League and 26th nationally in all-purpose running with 137.8 yards per game.

 

Senior tri-captain and inside linebacker Andrew Serrano (Phoenix, AZ) leads the Bears with 35 total tackles, including two for a loss, an interception, and a quarterback sack. Senior Jeremy Raducha (Bristol, CT) is the Brown team leader with six tackles for a loss, including a team high three quarterback sacks.

 

Pictured:  Quarterback Joe Springer '11.  photo by dspic.com