NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Freshman Zane Dudek rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, and Yale beat Brown 34-7 on Friday night for its fourth straight victory.
Yale (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) is off to its best start since winning eight of nine in 2014.
Yale scored 20 points in the first quarter and led 27-0 at halftime. On the Bulldogs' second offensive play of the game, Dudek ran for a 68-yard touchdown. JP Shohfi scored on a 21-yard grab, Dudek added a 36-yard TD run, and Shohfi capped the first-half scoring with Yale's fifth longest catch of 83 yards.
Dudek extended his Yale freshman record to 12 touchdowns, making it 34-0 in the third quarter. He entered the game ranked second in the FCS with an average of 8.4 yards per carry.
Thomas Linta was 12-of-39 passing for 144 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for Brown (2-6, 0-5). The Bears, who had their losing streak extended to five games, scored with 1:43 left on Livingstone Harriott's touchdown grab.
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