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Jared Gerbino ’20 had a season-high 183 rushing yards while senior Rashaad Cooper ’19 added a career-high 117 as each ran for a touchdown to help No. 20 Dartmouth (7-0, 4-0 Ivy) defeat Harvard (3-4, 1-3 Ivy) at Memorial Field in the Big Green’s homecoming game on Saturday, 24-17. The victory was the first for the Big Green over the Crimson since 2003, and first at home in 25 years.
Dartmouth boasted a 21-0 lead by halftime thanks to its running game and opportunistic defense that recovered four of the five Harvard fumbles in the half. Cornerback DeWayne Terry Jr. ’21 scooped up the first of those lost balls and scampered 62 yards to the end zone late in the first quarter.
Of Dartmouth’s 369 total yards on the day, 320 came on the ground with Gerbino and Cooper accounting for an even 300 on a combined 35 carries. The Big Green’s two quarterbacks, Gerbino and Derek Kyler ’21, managed just 49 yards through the air on 4-of-11 throws, the team’s fewest passing yards in 23 years.