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Ten memorable moments at Brown Stadium
Sept. 26, 1925
Brown Field opens. Brown beats Rhode Island, 33-0. Field is dedicated at the Yale game before a crowd of 27,000.
Nov. 25, 1926
The Iron Men team ties Colgate, 10-10, and finishes an undefeated season.
Nov. 24, 1932
After winning seven games against previously undefeated opponents, Brown and undefeated, untied and unscored upon Colgate meet on Thanksgiving morning and the largest crowd in Brown Stadium history, 33,000, shows up. Colgate wins, 21-0.
Nov. 24, 1949
Joe Paterno rallies Brown from a 19-point deficit with two minutes remaining in the third quarter, and the Bears rout Colgate, 41-26, on Thanksgiving morning. They finish 8-1.
Nov. 15, 1975
With the biggest crowd in years, perhaps 15,000, in the stadium, Brown and Harvard play a game with Ivy League title consequences. Bob Bateman, the prolific passer who transferred when Vermont dropped football after the 1974 season, is the Brown quarterback. Harvard threw short passes all day and won, 45-26.
Sept. 22, 1984
Keiron Bigby intercepts three passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, setting three and tying two NCAA records in a season-opening 27-14 victory over Yale, John Rosenberg’s debut as head coach.
Nov. 20, 1993
Marquis Jessie rushes for 237 yards, a Brown record, in a 28-23 win over Columbia. He later becomes the first freshman in Ivy League history to earn All-Ivy recognition.
Nov. 22, 1997
Sean Morey ends his Brown career with 10 receptions for 152 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-11 victory over Columbia and sets Ivy League records for receiving yards (1,434) and touchdowns (15) in a season and career receiving yards (2,827) and touchdowns (29).
Nov. 20, 1999
Quarterback James Perry passes Brown to a 23-6 victory over Columbia and its second Ivy League championship. The first was in 1976.
Nov. 22, 2008
QB Michael Dougherty passes for three touchdowns and runs for one in Brown’s 41-10 romp over Columbia. Bears win their third Ivy championship in 10 years.
By Mike Szostak, Providence Journal