PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Ja’Derris Carr and Blake Stenstrom ran for touchdowns in the first quarter and Princeton finally reached 8-0 by turning back Dartmouth 17-14 on Saturday.
The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Ivy League) lost to the Big Green (2-6, 1-4), co-champions the last two seasons, the last two times they had the opportunity to improve to 8-0. Princeton was 7-0 three times in 43 years before reaching — and now surpassing that — for the fifth-straight season.
It took the recovery on an onside kick to seal the win after Dartmouth’s Jackson Proctor found Paxton Scott for a short touchdown with 17 seconds to play.
Jace Henry got the first touchdown for Dartmouth with a six-yard run late in the first quarter.
The difference in the game was a 23-yard field goal by Jeffrey Sexton that capped a 13-play, 73-yard drive 22 seconds before halftime.
Stenstrom was 31-of-40 passing for 264 yards with Dylan Classi catching eight for 107 yards.
Dartmouth was just 3 of 10 on third down.
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