New Haven, Conn. – Yale freshman tailback Zane Dudek ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns to lead the first place Bulldogs to a 34-7 Ivy League win over Brown in a nationally televised game under the lights at the Yale Bowl.
The Bears fall to 2-6 on the season, 0-5 in league play, while Yale improves to 7-1, 4-1 in the Ivy League.
Overall, the Bears were outgained by the Bulldogs by a 563-235 margin in total yards.
Brown averted a shutout late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Thomas Linta (Branford, CT) connected on a four-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Livingstone Harriott (Central Islip, NY) in the corner of the end zone with 1:43 left on the clock.
Brown's offense continued to struggle to gain traction, with Linta being hit often by the Yale defense. Linta completed 12-of-39 passes and threw for 144 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Jakob Prall (Tipp City, OH) caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 49-yard reception that set up Brown's lone touchdown.
Junior tailback David Moodie (Sanford, FL) paced the Bears' rushing attack with 57 yards on six carries.
Brown's defense was paced by junior tackle Daryl Banfield (Bronx, NY), who had three tackles for a loss of 12 yards and four total tackles. Sophomore tackle Michael Hoecht (Oakwood, OH) made seven tackles, including two for a loss. Bears' senior defensive end Richard Jarvis (Watertown, MA) had six tackles, while senior safety Connor Coughlin (Medford, NY) made seven solo hits.
Dudek scored on runs of 68, 36 and seven yards and gained his 165 yards on 13 carries.
Bulldogs quarterback Kurt Rowlings threw for 229 of his 294 yards in the opening half to help the Bulldogs build a 27-0 lead at the half.
Yale struck on its second play from scrimmage when Dudek burst through the middle of the Brown line and scampered 68 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.
On Yale's next possession, a 21-yard scoring pass from Rawlings to JP Shohfi with 6:52 left in the opening quarter gave the Bulldogs a 13-0 advantage.
Dudek broke another long touchdown run, this time a 36-yard scamper into the end zone, to give the Bulldogs a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
Yale's big-play offense continued to haunt the Bears' defense, extending its lead to 27-0 with 6:43 left in the half on an 83-yard pass play from Rawlings to Shohfi .
Dudek's third touchdown run came with 9:34 left in the third quarter for a 34-0 Yale lead.
Brown's long-awaited home game at Fenway Park will come to fruition next Friday, November 10, when the Bears host Dartmouth in a nationally televised game (NBCSN) at 8:00 pm at the home of the Red Sox.
Tickets for next week's game at Fenway Park are available at RedSox.com/Gridiron. Award-winning journalists Chris Berman, Brown Class of 1977, and Jake Tapper, Dartmouth Class of 1991, will serve as honorary captains for the game.