Dartmouth Rolls Over Holy Cross on Homecoming

Dartmouth wins again.

Dartmouth wins again.

Dartmouth beat Holy Cross in a nail-biter on Homecoming at Memorial Field, amidst chilly and overcast conditions following a long period of rain. The field was slippery to begin, but Dartmouth quickly established the run game to set the pace against the Crusaders. Kyle  Bramble ran for 113 yards and caught a touchdown, to carry the Big Green offense on Saturday, while quarterback Dalyn Williams added 64 yards to become Dartmouth’s all time leading rusher amongst quarterbacks. On the other side of the ball, junior linebacker Will McNamara added a team high ten tackles, while corner Vernon Davis had nine. Frankie Hernandez joined Troy Donahue with big interceptions in the game, stopping Holy Cross drives and returning the ball to the offense. Fueled by its strong ground game and stout defense, Dartmouth built up a 24-6 lead entering the fourth quarter, but Holy Cross was unwilling to leave quietly. They added 2 quick touchdowns in the 4th quarter and converted a 2 point conversion to cut the lead to just 3. A failed onside kick attempt by Holy Cross landed in the hands of Dartmouth’s Dan Gorman, but the Crusaders were able to force a punt by stopping the Dartmouth offense. However, with the ball in the Crusaders’ hands with minutes left in the fourth, the defense once again came up big, forcing another punt by the Crusaders with just over a minute left. Dartmouth took a knee in the victory formation to ice the game, avenging last year’s 3 point loss to Holy Cross with a 3 point victory. Dartmouth has now won 3 in a row to improve to 4-1 on the season. The Big Green ended non-conference play with the tight victory over Holy Cross, and resumes Ivy League play against Columbia next week, which has lost 16 in a row.