Gridders Fall To Princeton, 24-10
Oct. 16, 2004
Princeton, NJ - Princeton scored 14 unanswered fourth quarter points to earn a 24-10 victory over Brown at Princeton Stadium.
Trailing 3-0 at the half, Brown took a 7-3 lead on a two-yard scoring run by junior Nick Hartigan with 8:41 left in the third quarter. The touchdown run came on a fourth and goal at the two, and capped a five play, 45 yard scoring drive that was set up by a Zak DeOssie's jarring hit of Princeton's quarterback, causing a fumble that was recovered by senior Dan Doublin.
Brown's lead was short-lived with the Tigers returning the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to the Bears' 16 yard live. Princeton went ahead, 10-7, four plays later.
The Bears answered back on their next possession, getting down to the Princeton 10 yard line, where Steve Morgan booted a 37-yard field goal to tie the game, 10-10, with 2:49 remaining in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Tigers as they scored 14 unanswered points for a 24-10 win.
Hartigan was held to 66 yards rushing on 24 carries by a Tiger defense playing eight defenders in the box. Bears' sophomore quarterback Joe DiGiacomo completed 11 of 25 passes for 137 yards. He was relieved by sophomore Anthony Vita in the fourth quarter, who passed for 64 yards and ran for nine more.
Freshman wide receiver Paul Raymond was one of the bright spots for the Bears' offense, making 7 catches for 106 yards.
Defensively, junior Craig Young made 12 total tackles, while DeOssie had 10 total hits. Junior Tim Cotter had nine tackles, including two for a loss and a first quarter quarterback sack that replays showed, should have been a fumble and a touchdown for the Bears. Doublin had eight tackles as did junior James Frasier, who had four big tackles for a loss and a quarterback sack.