PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Peter Balsam scored a 78-yard touchdown and Tom Mante added two field goals as Yale beat Brown, 13-3, on Saturday.
The result knocked Brown out of sole possession of first place in the Ivy League after Harvard beat Columbia and Penn's win over Princeton left the Bears, Crimson and Tigers tied for first place with identical 4-1 records.
Rob Ranney gave the Bears (5-3, 4-1 Ivy League) their sole lead of the game when he kicked a 39-yard field goal with 8:52 left in the first half.
Yale (5-3, 3-2) countered two minutes later with a 39-yard field goal by Mante.
Yale's Gio Christodoulou returned the second half kickoff 41 yards to set up a 27-yard field goal by Mante, giving the Bulldogs a 6-3 lead.
The Bears began a drive on their 10 late in the third quarter and advanced to Yale's 12. Brown opted for a field goal on fourth-and-three but Ranney's kick was wide left with 10 minutes left in regulation.
Later on, Hart passed to Balsam who was wide open near midfield and who broke the play 78 yards for a touchdown that clinched the victory with 3:49 left on the clock.
Hart completed 22-of-32 passes for 292 yards while Brown's Mike Dougherty completed 28-of-54 passes for 276 yards.
Brown's Bobby Sewall, who came in ranked sixth nationally with 106.29 yards receiving per game, was held to 45 yards on four receptions by Yale's defense.
The three points were the fewest Brown's scored in a home game since a 30-0 loss to Yale in 1996.