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Derek Kyler ’21 threw for a career-high 303 yards and four touchdowns, and Isiah Swann ’20 intercepted a pass in the end zone with 17 seconds remaining to seal Dartmouth’s 29-23 victory at Brown on Saturday afternoon and clinch a share of the Ivy League title.
Also this weekend, co-champ Yale rallied for two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of regulation, then defeated Harvard in double-overtime, 50-43, to tie the Big Green for the crown.
The Big Green finished the season with a 9-1 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the conference.
“I thought our players showed some courage and resilience,” said Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach, who earned his 105th win at the helm of the Big Green, breaking the record previously held by the namesake of his position — Robert Blackman, who coached football at Dartmouth from 1955 to 1970. “It wasn’t looking good that first half and we came back and played hard. We had to make plays offensively and did so. Defensively, their quarterback made a lot of plays against us; it was tough to get him off the field. But in the end when we had to, we did.
”I’m very, very proud of our guys for their emotional and mental toughness, because it would have been real easy to just kind of say, ‘Aw, this isn’t going well,’ after the Cornell loss last week. But a good win for everybody, good win for the college.“