Providence, RI - The Brown football team's annual Brown-White Spring Game featured strong defensive play and a tremendous comeback, as the White Team rallied from a 17-0 second half deficit to earn a 21-17 win over the Brown Team Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium. Sophomore Chad Berry's 20-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown with 2:00 remaining proved to be the game-winning score.
The Brown team struck at the end of the first quarter when junior quarterback Marcus Fuller lofted a perfect 28-yards pass to junior tight end Alex Viox, who made a diving catch in the end zone, giving the Brown squad a 7-0 lead on the final play of the first quarter.
Sophomore Grant Senne booted a 31-yard field goal to lift the Brown team to a 10-0 advantage early in the second quarter.
Lightning struck when junior Andrew Hansen picked up a fumble by the punter and ran 40-yards for a touchdown to close out the first half scoring and give the Brown team a 17-0 advantage.
White Team sophomore quarterback Seth Rosenbauer mounted a furious second half comeback, throwing a touchdown pass of 40 yards to junior Brian Strachan, and another of nine yards to sophomore Andrew Coke to pull his team to within three points, 17-14.
Senior All-Ivy defensive end Michael Yules forced a Brown Team fumble that was picked up by Berry, who scampered 20 yards into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown with just two minutes remaining.
The White team's defense was led by sophomore defensive end Jacob Walther, who made five tackles, including three for a loss.
Leading the Brown Team's defense was senior Brett Polacek, who also had three tackles for a loss, while adding five tackles overall. Sophomore Quintin Rizek blocked a punt for the Brown Team, while junior Dan Giovacchini had a Brown Team interception.
With the culmination of Spring Practice, Brown's football team will break for the semester and return to the gridiron in late August. Brown opens its 2013 season at home against Georgetown at Brown Stadium.
Brown: Marcus Fuller 28 yard pass to Alexander Viox (Grant Senne Kick), 0:00 7-0
Brown: Grant Senne 31 yard FG, 12:00 10-0
Brown: Andrew Hansen 40 yard fumble return (Grant Senne Kick), 8:45 17-0
White: Seth Rosenbauer 40 pass to Brian Strachan, Alex Norocea kick, 11:15 17-7
White: Seth Rosenbauer 9 yard pass to Andrew Coke, Alex Norocea kick, 12:00 17-14
White: Chad Berry 20 yard fumble return, Alex Norocea Kick, 2:00 21-17
Pictured: Chad Berry '16. photo by dspics.com