Both No. 18/23 Princeton and No. 24 Dartmouth defeated their lesser-favored opponents this week to remain a perfect 6-0 on the year. To go along with Cornell’s 34-16 defeat of Brown, Yale topped Penn to give the favored team in each of this week’s matchup a victory.
Conference play is already underway in the Ivy League, as Cornell traveled to New Haven to challenge the defending champion Bulldogs and Brown faced off against Harvard in the first ever night game in the 104 year history of Harvard Stadium, the oldest stadium in college football.
While Dartmouth finds itself as the only winless team aside from Penn, it is also the only Ivy team besides Yale with more touchdowns than Yale junior Mike McCleod, who was held to only three scores this weekend after scoring four touchdowns at Georgetown in the opener.
While Harvard lived up to the preseason hype by defeating Cornell, 33-23, in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday, Yale topped Dartmouth to keep up with the Crimson atop the league standings. Other Ancient Eight teams stepped outside the conference to face competition this past weekend, and all but Brown brought home a “W” against less familiar foes.