Brown Falls To Dartmouth, 33-10, In Return To Fenway Park

Brown Falls To Dartmouth, 33-10, In Return To Fenway Park

BOSTON, Mass. – Returning to Fenway Park for the first time in 94 years, Brown was unable to overcome a 23-3 halftime deficit, falling to Dartmouth, 33-10, on a chilly evening at the historic ballpark on Yawkey Way.


The Bears fall to 2-7 overall, 0-6 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth improves to 7-2, 4-2 in Ivy play.


Bears senior quarterback Thomas Linta (Branford, CT) threw for 236 yards and a touchdown, completing 24-of-44 passes.


Sophomore wide receiver Jakob Prall (Tipp City, OH) caught six passes for 88 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Jaelon Blandburg (Orange County, CA) hauled in six receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.


Defensively, senior defensive back Jay Williams (Tucson, AZ) tallied a team-high nine tackles.

Sophomore defensive back Antonio Trapp (Tyrone, GA) and senior defensive end Richard Jarvis (Watertown, MA) each made eight stops with Jarvis forcing his fifth fumble of the season.


Sophomore linebacker Brendan Pyne (Bradenton, FL) totaled seven tackles and his third forced fumble of the year, sophomore defensive lineman Michael Hoecht (Oakwood, OH) recovered his third fumble of the year, and junior cornerback Jorquel Condomina (Naples, FL) made his first career interception.


For the Big Green, quarterback Jack Heneghan completed 21-of-31 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns, wide receiver Hunter Hagdorn caught four passes for 91 yards and two scores, and running back Ryder Stone carried 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown.


Brown found the end zone with 6:58 to play in the fourth quarter as Linta connected with Blandburg for a 29-yard touchdown pass, capping a 10-play, 69-yard drive.


Dartmouth got on the scoreboard first on a 27-yard pass from Heneghan to Hagdorn with 4:46 left in the opening quarter. The extra point was blocked by Brown senior Thomas Kutschke (Lake Forest, IL) to keep the score 6-0 in favor of the Big Green.


The Big Green made it 13-0 on a 10-yard second quarter run by Stone, capping off a 90-yard scoring drive with 11:23 left.


Senior Ben Rosenblatt (Newton Center, MA) got Brown on the scoreboard with a 27-yard field goal at the 5:14 mark of the second quarter to trail, 13-3.


The Heneghan to Hagdorn connection struck again for the Big Green with 56 seconds left in half, this time on a 17-yard touchdown play, to lift Dartmouth to a 20-3 advantage. A late Dartmouth field goal gave the Big Green a 23-3 lead at intermission.


Dartmouth extended its lead to 30-3 when Jarius Brown stepped in front of a Brown pass and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter. Another Big Green field goal made it 33-3 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.


Brown concludes its 2017 season next week, traveling to New York City on Saturday, November 18 to battle Columbia. Kick-off is 1:00 pm at Wien Stadium.


Game Notes:


Junior corner Jorquel Condomina (Naples, FL) made his first career interception for the Bears.


Brown last played at Fenway Park in 1923 when the Bears also played against Dartmouth.


Brown was unable to mount a rushing attack, running for just 17 yards in the opening 30 minutes and finishing with 28 yards on the ground.