PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Wande Owens broke up fourth-down passes in both overtime periods to allow Yale to win the 145th meeting of the oldest rivalry in college football, beating Princeton 36-28 on Saturday afternoon to keep the Bulldogs hopes of an Ivy League championship alive.
Yale (6-3, 4-2) can win at least a share of the Ivy League championship with a win over Harvard at home Saturday.
Princeton got the ball first in overtime and reached the Yale 2, but a fourth-down pass was swatted down by Owens in the end zone. Yale attempted a 35-yard field goal on its first overtime possession but the kick sailed wide and the game went to a second overtime.
Pitsesnberger finished with 28 carries for 131 yards for Yale. Grooms was 23 of 30 for 232 yards and a touchdown and Mason Tipton caught 10 passes for 130 yards but was held without a touchdown for the second time this season.
Blake Stenstrom was 20 of 36 for 240 yards and a touchdown to lead Princeton. Hipa's lone pass attempt went for the touchdown to force overtime. Colella caught seven passes for 121 yards and two scores.
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