Dartmouth College put away Princeton 50-3 Sunday to win the Ivy League playoffs, and secure a place in the national men’s college D1-AA playoffs.
Dartmouth got a big boost with the arrival of All American lock forward Nate Brakely, who sat an engineering exam on Saturday and couldn’t play.
“Nate made a big different in the lineout,” said captain and No. 8 Paul Jarvis. “He gets a ton of work done on the field, often the type of stuff that doesn’t get a lot of notice. That helped us a lot.”
Brakely also scored a try for Dartmouth, while Jarvis scored two. Freshman fullback Madison Hughes continued his strong play, scoring a try and hitting four conversions for 13 points.
Jarvis said before the weekend that Dartmouth wanted to control who exerted pressure in the game, and for the most part the Big Green accomplished that.
“We made sure that whether they had the ball or we had the ball, we were playing in their half,” said Jarvis. “We still have some things to work on. Our repositioning, and getting into the right position and depth to attack when we change direction, needs some work. We gave up too many penalties.”
Dartmouth’s defense was outstanding on the weekend – giving up only the one try to Harvard on Saturday.
Tries: McDavid, Jarvis 2, Brakely, Hughes, Fish, Clark, Milligan
Convs: Hughes 4