Bears Fall To Gig Green, 20-7

Bears Fall To Gig Green, 20-7

Nov. 13, 2004

Hanover, New Hampshire - Brown's fourth quarter rally wasn't enough to overcome a 20-0 deficit, as the Bears dropped a 20-7 Ivy League decision to Dartmouth. The loss drops Brown to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in the Ivy League, while the Big Green captured their first game of the season, and are now 1-8 overall and 1-5 in Ivy play.

Dartmouth grabbed a 10-0 lead at the half and extended its lead to 20-0 early in the fourth quarter.

The Bears got onto the scoreboard with 9:40 remaining in the game when junior Nick Hartigan scored on a one-yard plunge to cap a 14 play, 67 yard scoring drive.

Brown knocked on the Big Green door once again, driving to the Dartmouth four-yard line with 4:00 minutes remaining in the game. But Bears' quarterback Joe DiGiacomo couldn't connect on four straight pass plays, turning the ball over on downs to the Big Green with 3:49 left.

Hartigan, the nation's fifth leading rusher, ran 15 times for 65 yards. DiGiacomo completed 19 of 44 passes for 201 yards. Junior wide receiver Jarrett Schreck had another fine day, making 11 catches for 140 yards.

Defensively, senior safety Craig Young came up with a team high 10 tackles. Juniors Tim Cotter and Jamie Gasparella made 8 tackles each, while senior Scott Epperson had seven tackles. Sophomore Zak DeOssie registered five tackles and picked off his second pass of the season, returning it 61 yards.

The Bears will conclude their 2004 season next week at home against Columbia on Saturday, November 20. Game time is 12:30 p.m. at Brown Stadium.