NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Collin Eaddy rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns, and Ryan Quigley and John Lovett each had two touchdowns to lead Princeton to an Ivy League championship with a 59-46 win over Yale on Saturday.
It was the highest scoring game in the rivalry, which at 141 games is second in the nation behind only Lafayette-Lehigh’s 153.
The Tigers (9-0, 6-0), who have won nine straight for the first time since 1964, can hold the title outright with a home win over Penn next weekend. With their 12th title, the Tigers have won the Ivy League for the second time in three years, a feat last accomplished in 1966.
Eaddy started off his career day with a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage. Eaddy, who only carried the ball 25 times en route the Princeton’s first 200-yard game in 10 years, added a 17-yard touchdown on the Tigers’ next snap after Jeremiah Tyler returned an interception 14 yards on Yale’s second play. Quigley, who also had a career-high 113 yards on just 11 attempts, scored on a 37-yard run on Princeton’s third possession.
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With Quigley getting his second touchdown and quarterback Lovett scoring on the ground and finding Jesper Horsted for a 52-yard score, Princeton led 42-14 at the half. Lovett tied an Ivy League record with at least one rushing touchdown in 19 straight games.
The Tigers ended up with 634 yards of total offense, 489 on the ground.
Griffin O’Connor, threw for a school record 465 yards, going 20 of 39 with three touchdowns for Yale (5-4, 3-3). He also had four picks. Reed Klubnick had eight catches for a career-high 234 yards and a score and Alan Lamar ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
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