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East Roundup : Penn Keeps Ivy Lead, Beats Princeton, 31-23

From Times Wire Services

Malcolm Glover threw for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns Saturday at Princeton, N.J., as Penn retained control of the Ivy League race with a 31-23 victory over Princeton.

Penn (7-0 overall, 5-0 in the Ivy League) broke a 10-10 tie late in the 1st half when Glover and Scott Sandler connected on passing plays of 54 and 29 yards, the latter for the go-ahead touchdown.

Princeton (4-3, 3-2) had a 7-3 lead in the 1st quarter, but Jason Garrett threw his 1st interception of the season and Penn turned it into a 31-yard touchdown pass from Glover to Dolph Tokarczyk.

Penn built its lead to 24-10 on Jim Beato’s 1-yard touchdown run midway through the 3rd quarter.

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Temple 35, Rutgers 30--Matt Baker tied a school record with 313 passing yards and threw for touchdowns of 74, 67 and 10 yards as the Owls broke a 3-game losing streak by turning back the Scarlet Knights at Piscataway, N.J.

Baker completed 17 of 29 passes as Temple (2-5) handed Rutgers (4-4) its 2nd straight defeat. Scott Erney of Rutgers completed 26 of 41 passes 288 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brett Mersola caught scoring passes of 8 and 49 yards.

Cornell 21, Lafayette 21--Jim Hodson’s 36-yard field goal in the final minute gave the Leopards a tie with the Big Red at Easton, Pa.

Cornell (4-2-1) took a 21-10 lead on Scott Malaga’s 1-yard scoring run. Lafayette (6-1-1) made it 21-18 on Frank Baur’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Tony Miller and Baur’s 2-point conversion pass to Maurice Caldwell.

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Lehigh 56, Columbia 27--Jim Harris passed for 340 yards and 4 touchdowns and ran for another score as the Engineers routed the Lions at Bethlehem, Pa.

Lehigh (6-2) rolled up 565 yards of total offense. Solomon Johnson scored on a 65-yard run and a 81-yard kickoff return for Columbia (1-6, 1-4).

Holy Cross 7, Colgate 0--Darin Cromwell scored on a 2-yard run with 6:20 left to lift the Crusaders to a Colonial League victory over the Red Raiders at Hamilton, N.Y.

The Crusaders (7-2, 2-1) dominated, especially in the 2nd half when they outgained Colgate (2-6, 2-3), 227 yards to 7. However, Holy Cross came up empty 6 times in Red Raider territory--twice on fumbles, twice turning the ball over on downs, and missing 2 field-goal attempts.

Yale 22, Dartmouth 13--Buddy Zachery rushed for a career-high 174 yards and scored on a 57-yard run in the 4th quarter, and Scott Walton added 3 field goals as the Elis downed the Big Green in an Ivy League game at New Haven, Conn.

Dartmouth (2-5, 1-3) took its only lead, 13-12, on Mark Johnson’s 31-yard touchdown run early in the 3rd quarter, but Walton’s 24-yard field goal put Yale (2-4-1, 2-1-1) ahead, 15-13.

Harvard 28, Brown 3--Rod MacLeod, filling in for injured quarterback Tom Yohe, sparked a 3-touchdown outburst in the 3rd quarter and the Crimson broke a 5-game losing streak by trouncing the Bruins in an Ivy League game at Cambridge, Mass.

Yohe, Harvard’s career passing leader, broke his left leg in the 1st quarter, but MacLeod, a seldom used senior, passed 11 yards to Neil Phillips for a touchdown and scored on a 2-yard run to spark the Crimson (2-5, 2-3). Brown (0-6-1, 0-4-1) lost its 6th straight.

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