Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) maintained its undefeated record with a 41-35 triple-overtime victory at Holy Cross. The Crimson and the Crusaders matched each other score for score. They never separated by more than one possession throughout regulation and overtime until Holy Cross missed a 45-yard field goal attempt. Sophomore Paul Stanton Jr.'s touchdown ended the longest game in the history of Harvard football.
Yale’s (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) 24-10 victory over No. 18 Cal Poly secured its status as a formidable threat in the Ivy League. The conference recognized junior punter Kyle Cazzetta as the Special Teams Player of the Week, sophomore strong safety Cole Champion as co-Defensive Player of the Week, and first-year corner back Spencer Rymiszewski as Rookie of the Week.
Junior quarterback Quinn Epperly led Princeton (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) in a 53-7 trouncing of the Lions. His six-touchdown performance included three passes to senior Roman Wilson and one to junior Seth DeValve, as well as two scores of his own on the ground. Epperly, who ranks third in the nation in points responsible per game, was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
Penn (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) persevered through the longest game in Ivy League history to defeat Dartmouth 37-31. Senior linebacker David Park earned co-Defensive Player of the Week honors. His game-changing performance included a fumble recovered and returned for a touchdown, the first sack allowed by Dartmouth this season, and a blocked field goal at the end of regulation that forced the first of four overtimes.
In the 98th Governor’s Cup, the Bears (2-1, 0-1 Ivy) outscored Rhode Island 31-14 to secure the trophy. Brown’s offense dominated throughout the game, accumulating 471 total yards. The Bears were led by senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly, who rebounded from a shaky game against Harvard to throw for 220 yards and score on a two-yard rush.
The Big Green (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) suffered a heartbreaking 37-31 loss to Penn in four overtimes. Junior kicker Riley Lyons had the chance to secure the win for Dartmouth on two different occasions, but his 21-yard attempt at the end of regulation was blocked and a 42-yard kick in the first overtime hooked left, allowing the Quakers to escape with the win.
Despite senior quarterback Jeff Mathews’ record-breaking performance, Cornell (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) lost to Colgate 41-20. Mathews passed for 351 yards, surpassing Brown’s James Perry to claim the Ivy League record for most career passing yards. The Big Red let the game slip away in the second half, though, allowing 24 unanswered points.
Columbia (0-3, 0-1 Ivy) secured its place at the bottom of the Ivy League with a 53-7 loss to Princeton in its conference opener. After leading the offense to only one first down in five drives, sophomore quarterback Trevor McDonagh was replaced by first-year Kelly Hilinski, whose 70-yard touchdown pass was the game’s only highlight for the Lions.