Providence, R.I. – Brown's defense kept Yale off balance all day, making eight tackles for a loss, including four quarterback sacks, in a 27-22 Ivy League win over the Bulldogs at Brown Stadium. Senior Dewey Jarvis (Watertown, MA) paced the Bears with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage, while freshman Livingstone Harriott (Central Islip, NY) sparked the running attack with 92 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown.
The Bears extended their record to 3-5 overall, 2-3 in Ivy play, while Yale falls to 2-6 overall, 2-3 in the Ivy League.
Harriott was the big star of the game for the Bears' offense, just missing the 100-yard mark, rushing for his 92 yards on 12 carries.
Bears' junior quarterback Thomas Linta (Bradford, CT) completed 19-of-33 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. Brown senior wide receiver Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA) and freshman wide receiver Jaelon Blandburg (Orange County, CA) each caught five passes.
Coach Phil Estes may have finally found a consistent kicker with the addition of junior Ben Rosenblatt (Newtown Center, MA), a transfer from Trinity, who 10 days ago was not on the Brown team. Rosenblatt booted field goals of 21 and 19 yards and was good on all three extra point attempts. The Bears were successful on 1-of-10 field goal attempts prior to his arrival.
Jarvis led the Bears defensive effort with eight tackles, including three tackles for a loss of 14 yards and a quarterback sack. Senior linebacker Max Tylki (Wethersfield, CT) added eight tackles and a quarterback sack, while senior linebacker William Twyman (Sudbury, MA) and sophomore tackle Grant Varner (Grandview Heights, OH) had seven tackles each.
Yale freshman quarterback Kurt Rawlings passed for 252 yards, completing 20-of-46 passes. Bulldogs tailback Alan Lamar rushed for a team high 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Harriott opened the scoring with an explosive 52 yard touchdown scamper, first running inside and then bouncing to the outside down the sideline to give the Bears a 7-0 lead at the 13:24 mark of the first quarter.
Yale got on the scoreboard when Brown's punter couldn't handle the snap in the end zone and the ball went out of the end line for a safety, cutting its lead to 7-2.
Rosenblatt booted a 21-yard field goal midway through the second quarter to give the Bears a 10-2 advantage.
Alex Galland booted a 35-yard field goal for the Bulldogs with 5:04 left in the quarter to trail 10-5.
The Bears put together their most impressive drive of the season at the end of the half to take control of the game. Starting on their own six -yard live, Linta drove the Bears 94 yards in 15 plays, capped off by a two-yard scoring run by senior Johnny Pena (Tucson, AZ) with 29-seconds remaining for a 17-5 halftime lead.
Brown's defense held the Bulldogs to a field goal with 4:01 left in the third quarter when Galland split the uprights from 37 yards out, cutting Brown's lead to 20-8.
Yale capitalized on a Brown turnover deep in its own territory, gaining possession on the Bears' three-yard line with 12:18 left in the game. Three plays later, Alan Lamar scored on a one-yard run to cut Brown's lead to20-15.
Sophomore free safety Sebastian Dovi (Newark, DE) came up with a big play for the Bears' defense, intercepting a pass with 7:03 remaining to give Brown possession at the Bulldogs' 20-yard line.
This time, Brown capitalized on the Yale turnover and scored on a 22-yard Linta pass to freshman Demitri Jackson (Nashua, NH), who caught the ball at the 10 yard line and ran down the sideline into the end zone to lift the Bears to a 27-15 lead with 5:36 left on the clock.
Brown travels to Hanover, NH next Saturday, November 12, to battle Dartmouth at Memorial Field. Kick-off is 12 noon.