November 2, 2006

Bears Return Home For Key Ivy Match-Up With Yale

Nov. 2, 2006

Providence, RI -

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A strong effort on both sides of the ball enabled Brown to launch itself back into the Ivy title chase with a 30-27 overtime win over Penn last week, its first win in Philadelphia since 1999, and its second victory in the City of Brotherly Love since 1981. The Bears are now 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Ivy League. Yale gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy standings with a 21-3 win over Columbia. The Bulldogs are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League.

Saturday's game will be televised nationally on the YES Network, which can be seen on many cable systems as well as DirecTV channel 622. New York Yankees radio voice John Sterling is calling the play, former New York Giants tight end Howard Cross is providing the color commentary, and Chris Shearn is reporting from the sideline.

Brown and Yale have met 110 times, dating back to 1880, with the Bulldogs holding a 74-31-5 series advantage. Brown has won the last three games and six of the last seven contests between the two teams, including a 38-21 decision last year at the Yale Bowl. Yale's last win over the Bears came in 2002 when the Elis earned a 31-27 decision with a late touchdown. Bears' coach Phil Estes is 6-2 lifetime against the Elis. Yale coach Jack Siedlecki is 2-7 lifetime against the Bears.