NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Najae Brown returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown and Central Connecticut scored five more on offense to defeat Penn 42-21 on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (3-3) rolled up 473 yards of total offense -- Jake Dolegala passed for 179 yards and scrambled for another 15 and a touchdown. Dolegala also found Drew Jean-Guillaume for a 7-yard touchdown pass before halftime. Central Connecticut rushed for 294 yards on 53 carries and four scores. Jean-Guillame opened the game with a TD run from the 14, Courtney Rush and Cameron Nash had scoring runs of 8 and 1 yards, respectively.
Brown picked off Nick Robinson and returned it 79 yards to give the Blue Devils an early 21-0 lead.
Penn came back on three Robinson touchdown passes -- to Christian Pearson and a pair to Justin Watson to pull within 28-21 with 18 seconds left in the first half. The Quakers (2-2) didn't score after halftime.
AJ Brodeur scored 18 points with nine rebounds and six assists and Penn defeated Cornell 69-61 on Friday night, beating the Big Red for the 10th consecutive time.
Ryan Betley added 13 points and Darnell Foreman 12, including three free throws in the final minute for Penn (11-5, 1-1 Ivy League), which has won six of its last seven.
Stone Gettings scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for the Big Red (6-8, 0-1) with Matt Morgan adding 13 points, his 37th straight double-figure game.
After Brodeur opened the second half with a bucket, Gettings scored the next 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to get Cornell within two. A 10-0 run built a 14-point cushion for the Quakers with five minutes left before the Big Red made a final push, getting within four with 53 seconds remaining. Foreman drew a charge in the final minute and made 3 of 4 free throws to ensure the win.
The teams were tied in the first half when Max Rothschild scored four straight points to start an 18-3 run and a 31-16 lead that Cornell cut to 34-24 at the break.
Ryan Betley scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead five players in double-figure scoring as Penn beat Princeton 76-70 in an Ivy League opener on Saturday.
Betley was 8 of 11 including three from distance for the Quakers (10-5). Antonio Woods added 13 points and four rebounds, AJ Brodeur had 12 points and eight rebounds, Darnell Foreman had 11 points and Max Rothschild added 10 points with six rebounds and five assists.
Betley scored 19 points in the first half, helping to lift Penn to a 36-27 lead at the break.
The Quakers led throughout the second half. Princeton cut it to 72-70 with 50 seconds to play but Brodeur sank a jumper after that and Woods drained a pair of free throws to secure the win.
Devin Cannady led the Tigers (7-8) with 21 points. Amir Bell added 12.