Brown Hosts Princeton In Key Ivy Battle
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, October 15th against Princeton (12:30 p.m. kick-off) looking for its first Ivy win of the season, but just having completed a perfect 3-0 non-league slate. The Bears have earned non-league wins over Stony Brook, Rhode Island and Holy Cross, but fell to Harvard in its Ivy opener three weeks ago.
Brown extended its record to 3-1 overall, 0-1 Ivy, with a 20-13 come-from-behind victory over Holy Cross last week. With previous non-league wins over Stony Brook and URI, the Bears have posted a 3-0 non-league mark for the first time since 2005, and third time in coach Phil Estes coaching career. Princeton fell to Hampton on the road, 28-23, to drop to 1-3, 1-0 Ivy.
Brown vs. Princeton – 78th Meeting: Brown and Princeton have met 77 times, dating back to 1898, with the Tigers holding a 51-26-0 series advantage. Brown has won the last four games over Princeton, including a 17-13 come-from-behind win over the Tigers at Princeton 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.
Peyton Named Ivy Defensive Player of the Week: With the Holy Cross game on the line, hard-hitting senior All-Ivy safety Steve Peyton intercepted a Crusaders' pass with 52 seconds remaining to preserve Brown's seven point victory. He also made a game high 10 tackles against the Crusaders, and was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week.
Brown is playing its 136th year of intercollegiate football with an all-time record of 580-543-40…Safety Steve Peyton's '12 interception vs. Holy Cross was the third of his career…Wide receiver Tellef Lundevall '13 leads the Ivy League with 23 receptions, while Alex Tounkara-Kone '12 is third with 21 receptions… The Bears will complete a three-game home stand this week against the Tigers…Brown ranks 4th nationally and leads the Ivy League in net punting (39.5 yards/punt)… Punter Nate Lovett '12 ranks second in the Ivy League and 14th nationally with 42.2 yards per punt… All-Ivy tailback Mark Kachmer '13 is averaging 131 all-purpose yards per game as a key tailback, receiver and kick-returner in the Bears' offense. He leads the Bears in rushing with 232 yards… Quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero '12 ranks 12th in the nation with 23 completions per game, and 21st in the nation with 248.25 passing yards per game. He completed 25 of 39 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jonah Fay '12 win the game, in Brown's 20-13 win over Holy Cross last week… Linebacker Matt O'Donnell '12 has made 9.8 tackles per game, second best in the Ivy League. He had nine tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Holy Cross… Former Brown quarterback James Perry '00, the Ivy League's all-time career leading passer with 9,294 career yards, is the offensive coordinator for the Tigers.