Bears Tamed By Tigers, 53-0

Brendan Pyne '20
Brendan Pyne '20

Providence, R.I. – Princeton scored early and often, led by Charlie Volker's four touchdown runs, to lead the Tigers to a 53-0 Ivy League win over Brown on Family Weekend at Brown Stadium.


Brown falls to 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the Ivy League, while Princeton improves to 4-1, 1-1 in Ivy play.


Bears' senior quarterback Thomas Linta (Branford, CT) started the game and completed 7-of-12 first half passes for 55 yards, before he was relieved by freshman Jeffrey Jonke (Lucas, TX), who threw for 60 yards and ran for another 29 yards in the second half. Freshman tailback Darius Daies (St. Louis, MO) ran for 23 yards and caught five passes for 27 yards.


Defensively, junior linebacker Jordan Anderson (Knoxville, TN) paced the Bears with eight tackles, while sophomore outside linebacker Brendan Pyne (Bradenton, FL) and junior linebacker Daniel Aidman (Austin, TX) had seven tackles each.


Volker rushed for 163 yards on 16 carries with touchdown runs of 10, 1, 8 and 96 yards, the longest run from scrimmage in Princeton football history.  Tigers' quarterback Chad Kanoff threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, completing 21-of-27 passes.


Princeton scored early, capitalizing on a Brown fumble on the opening kickoff, grabbing a 3-0 lead on a 29-yard field goal by Tavish Rice with 11:19 left in the opening quarter.


The Tigers scored twice more in the opening 15 minutes, first on a 10-yard touchdown scamper by Volker and then on a one yard Volker touchdown run, to grab a 16-0 lead.


Volker scored his third touchdown of the day, this time with 9:01 left in the second quarter on an 8-yard run up the middle for a 22-0 advantage.


The Charlie Volker show continued, this time on a record-setting 96-yard touchdown run, to give the Tigers a 29-0 lead with 5:18 left in the half.


Princeton finished the half with a 36-0 lead when Kanoff threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Tiger Bech. Overall, the Tigers outgained the Bears 342-78 at the half.


The Tigers outscored the Bears 17-0 in the second half to cruise to the victory.


Brown travels to Ithaca, NY next Saturday, October 21 to face Cornell in an Ivy League game at Schoellkopf Field, starting at 3:00 pm.