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Ivy League roundup: Princeton remains in first place

Quinn Epperly amassed 401 total yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns to help Princeton pull away from Cornell, 53-20, in New Jersey on Saturday.

Epperly was 32-of-35 passing for 325 yards, had three touchdown throws, and ran for three scores. He rushed for 69 yards and even had a reception for 7 yards. He completed 29 consecutive passes to start the game, setting an NCAA record. His first incompletion came in the third quarter.

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The Tigers (6-1, 4-0) lead the Ivy League standings. They beat Harvard, 51-48, last weekend in Cambridge. The Crimson (6-1, 3-1) are tied for second with Penn.

The Big Red (1-6, 0-4) were within 2 in the second quarter but couldn’t keep pace.

Brown 27, Penn 0 — John Spooney — the Ivy League 100-meter champion — sprinted to touchdown runs of 93 and 94 yards in the first half as the Bears blanked the Quakers in Providence.

Spooney finished with 232 of Brown’s 291 yards rushing as the Bears (5-2, 2-2) handed Penn (4-3, 3-1) its first loss in league play in eight games.

On the game’s first play, Spooney collided with a pile of players but bounced off and found daylight, busting 93 yards for a 7-0 lead. Spooney opened the second quarter with a 94-yard scoring run, sprinting untouched through a hole in the line.

Alexander Norocea hit field goals of 44 and 45 yards for Brown, which has beaten Penn in four of their last five meetings in Providence, and avenged a last-second loss last year.

Yale 53, Columbia 12 — In New Haven, Kahlil Keys made his first collegiate touchdown especially memorable, setting a Yale record with a 94-yard scoring run, and the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Lions (0-7, 0-4).

Keys’s score eclipsed the record of 93 yards set in 1956 and also capped a run of 20 straight points in the third quarter that broke open the game. He finished with 137 yards on 10 carries, but it was Candler Rich who did the bulk of the ground work with 22 carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns, plus a receiving score.

Henry Furman completed 22 of 30 passes for 275 yards and three TDs for the Bulldogs.

Furman also threw an interception that Brian East returned 27 yards for a Lions touchdown to make it 10-6.

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