Columbia 10, Marist 9
NEW YORK -- Thanks to a blocked extra point by Wells Childress and a 115 rushing-yard performance by Marcorus Garrett, Columbia held on to a 10-9 win over Marist at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium.
Harvard 28, San Diego 13
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- No. 24 Harvard scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from San Diego and earn a 28-13 win in the season opener at Harvard Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Lehigh 17, Princeton 14
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- It was a story of two halves and two different Princeton teams during Saturday's 2012 season opener at Goodman Stadium. The Tiger unit that came out for the second half showed a ton of resolve and nearly stunned No. 13 Lehigh, but Princeton ultimately fell short 17-14.
Brown 24, Holy Cross 21
WORCESTER, Mass. – Making his first collegiate start, senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly rallied Brown from a 21-10 fourth quarter deficit to lead the Bears to a 24-21 non-league victory over Holy Cross in the season opener of Brown's 135th year of intercollegiate football.
Fordham 34, Cornell 27
BRONX, N.Y. -- Carlton Koonce ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns as Fordham overcame Cornell's 518 yards of offense in a 34-27 victory over the Big Red on Saturday afternoon at Jack Coffey Field.
Yale 24, Georgetown 21
WASHINGTON -- Senior cornerback Collin Bibb's leaping interception in the end zone with 33 seconds left sealed a wild 24-21 win for the Yale football team Saturday afternoon at Georgetown. The Bulldogs overcame five turnovers and 11 penalties en route to earning a win in the debut of Tony Reno as Yale's Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football.
Lafayette 28, Penn 21
EASTON, Pa. -- Hard to imagine a scenario where a team could turn the ball over eight times in the course of a game and still come within 50 yards of sending the ballgame to overtime, but that is just what Penn endured in Saturday night's season opener at Lafayette. The final turnover -- an interception near midfield with 1:19 remaining -- sealed the Leopards' 28-21 victory at Fisher Stadium.
Dartmouth 35, Butler 7
HANOVER, N.H. -- Junior running back carried the ball 26 times for a career-best 170 yards, and sophomore completed 15-of-20 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown while rushing for another in his first career start as the Dartmouth Big Green opened the season with a 35-7 win over the visiting Butler Bulldogs under the lights at Memorial Field on Saturday night.