PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Princeton Tigers clinched at least a tie for the Ivy League title with a 59-23 victory over the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday at before 14,804 at Powers Field.
The Tigers (8-1, 6-0 in the Ivy League) last won the league title outright in 1995. They shared the championship with Yale in 2006.
Yale (5-4, 3-3), Dartmouth and Penn were all eliminated from title contention with Princeton's victory.
With one league game left in the season, Harvard (8-1, 5-1), which is second in the league, faces Yale next Saturday. Princeton travels to Dartmouth.
Princeton defeated Harvard 51-48 in three overtimes on Oct. 26.
Saturday was the fifth game in which Princeton has scored at least 50 points this season. The Tigers set school records with 413 points in a season and a scoring average of 45.8 per game.
Princeton junior quarterback Quinn Epperly completed 24 of 40 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Roman Wilson caught nine passes for 115 yards and a score.
"It's an awesome thing to be part of," Epperly said about running Princeton's explosive offense. "Our passing game today wasn't clicking as much as it has been, but our offensive line did a great job in our running game.
"Everyone is well aware that we don't want to share this (Ivy League) title. It would be a bitter taste in everyone's mouth if we had to share it."
The Bulldogs were without their leading rusher, junior Tyler Varga, who missed his fourth consecutive game because of an undisclosed injury.
In his absence, Yale was able to accumulate only 118 yards on the ground. Princeton amassed 507 total yards.
Quarterback Logan Scott, making his first career start for Yale, which has used four signal-callers this fall. Scott completed 22 of 39 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns.
Scott's favorite target was wide receiver Deon Randall, who caught 13 passes for 127 yards and a score.
"We've had an interesting season due to injuries, but our guys battled," said Yale coach Tony Reno. "We had guys get significant playing time that we weren't figuring on."
Epperly, the most dynamic offensive player in the Ivy League, ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the third quarter to help the Tigers take a decisive 52-23 advantage.
Epperly engineered Princeton to a 31-16 halftime lead, completing 15 of 28 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. His 12-yard scoring connection with running back DiAndre Atwater early in the second quarter enabled the Tigers to move ahead 28-13.
The Tigers capped the scoring in a frenzied first quarter when Jakobi Johnson scooped up Yale's onside kick and rambled 46 yards for a touchdown at the 1:12 mark, providing Princeton with a 21-13 lead.
Yale was seeking to build on the momentum of a 13-yard touchdown pass from Logan to Morgan Roberts on the previous play, which brought the Bulldogs to within 14-13.
The Tigers scored twice within 2:18 in the first quarter. They took a 14-6 lead with some deception when Epperly faked a handoff on a double-reserve, then hit wide receiver Connor Kelley with a 23-yard strike in the end zone, capping a six-play, 52-yard drive.
Princeton moved ahead 7-6 on its first possession after Yale opened the scoring in the first quarter. Running back Dre' Nelson sprinted 42 yards for his second touchdown of the fall at 7:26 and Nolan Bieck kicked the extra point.
Yale took a 6-0 lead with 9:04 to play in the first quarter on a broken play. Scott was under pressure, but found freshman running back Chandler Rich open in the flat. Rich bolted down the left sideline to complete the 48-yard touchdown play. The two-point run conversion failed.
NOTES: The Princeton-Yale series is the second-longest active rivalry in college football. Saturday was the 136th meeting between the schools. Lehigh and Lafayette meet for the 149th time this season. ... Princeton leads the Ivy League and ranks fourth in the nation in scoring offense with 44.3 points a game. ... Princeton QB Quinn Epperly earned his fifth Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week this season and fourth straight. Epperly is the only player in Ivy League history to receive that award four straight weeks. ... Yale K Kyle Cazzetta is tops in the Ivy League with 10 field goals, including a league best 46-yarder.