Scores

Final

Yale 13

(5-3, 3-2 Ivy)

Brown 3

(5-3, 4-1 Ivy)

12:35 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Brown Stadium, Providence, RI

1 2 3 4 T
YALE 0 3 3 713
BROWN 0 3 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: B. Hart (YALE) - 292 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. McLeod (YALE) - 24 CAR, 63 YDS

Receiving: P. Balsam (YALE) - 5 REC, 181 YDS, 1 TD

Yale 13, Brown 3

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YALE
BROWN
1st Downs1620
Total Yards368333
Passing292275
Rushing7658
Penalties8-606-61
3rd Down Conversions6-156-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers22
Possession33:0027:00

Passing Leaders

YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hart22/322929.111
BrownC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dougherty28/542755.102

Rushing Leaders

YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
McLeod24632.6022
Hart6152.5014
BrownCARYDSAVGTDLG
Knight12484.0018
Sewall6244.0016

Receiving Leaders

YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Balsam518136.2178
Sheffield9485.3011
BrownRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cloherty77210.3018
Farnham7649.1018

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERYALEBROWN
FG08:52Robert Ranney 39 Yd 03
FG06:23Tom Mante 39 Yd 33
THIRD QUARTERYALEBROWN
FG09:42Tom Mante 27 Yd 63
FOURTH QUARTERYALEBROWN
TD03:49Peter Balsam 78 Yd Pass From Brook Hart (Tom Mante Kick) 133