Brown Bears Roar Past Princeton, 35-24

Brown Bears Roar Past Princeton, 35-24

Oct 13, 2001

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Michael Malan became the first player in Brown history to run for more than 200 yards in consecutive games, with 208 yards in the Bears 35-24 win over Princeton on Saturday.

Malan scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Brown (2-2, 1-1 Ivy League) overcame a 16-14 deficit.

Malan's 16-yard touchdown run 54 seconds into the final period gave Brown a 21-16 lead.

Princeton (1-3, 1-1) went ahead for the last time on an 8-yard scoring run by Cameron Atkinson and the 2-point conversion pass from David Splithoff to Mike Chiusano.

Brown's Joe Spicer recovered an Atkinson fumble at the Princeton 20, and on the next play, Kyle Rowley threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Chas Gessner for the final score.

Princeton led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter on a 62-yard touchdown run by Atkinson. Brown tied it midway through the second quarter on a 4-yard pass from Rowley to Gessner. Princeton regained the lead at 10-7 on a 29-yard field goal by Taylor Northrup.

Brown's Brandon Buchanan then blocked a Northrup punt and Joe Rackley recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Princeton pulled within 14-13 at the half on Northrup's 42-yard field goal.

Northrup booted an 18-yard field goal late in the third period for a 16-14 Princeton lead.

Atkinson led Princeton with 148 yards on 18 carries.