November 13, 2008

First Place Bears Travel To Dartmouth For Key Ivy Match-up

Nov. 13, 2008

Providence, R.I -

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The Ivy League-leading Brown football team will travel to Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 15 to battle Dartmouth, and will look to solidify its position at the top of the league standings. With two games remaining in the season, Brown is tied with Harvard (4-1) and Penn (4-1) for first place in the Ivy League standings, having already beaten both teams. The Bears play at Saturday at Dartmouth (0-5) and return home on November 22 against Columbia (1-4). Wins in their last two games would assure the Bears at least a tie for the Ivy Championship. Harvard plays at Penn next Saturday, and hosts Yale in its final game, while Penn plays at Cornell (2-3) on the final day of the season.

While Brown (5-3, 4-1) bid for a perfect Ivy League season was derailed by Yale, 13-3, last week, the Bears still remain in first place in the Ivy standings. Dartmouth (0-8,0-5) is still looking for its first win of the season after falling to Cornell, 37-14.

Brown and Dartmouth have met 85 times, dating back to 1894, with the Big Green holding a 54-27-4 series advantage. Brown, winners of seven of the last 10 meetings between the two teams, earned a 56-35 win over Dartmouth last year in Providence behind quarterback Michael Dougherty's 403 passing yards. Bears' wide receiver Bobby Sewall '10 was named the National Offensive Player of the Week after he made 18 catches for 141 yards, ran for 144 yards and threw a touchdown pass. In 2006, Dartmouth pulled out a 19-13 overtime win in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Brown holds the Ivy League record for scoring in consecutive games, having posted points in 126 consecutive games. Dartmouth held the previous mark of 109 straight games scored from 1960-1973. The record is now 13-years and counting for the Bears, dating back to the second game of the 1996 season.