Williams enjoyed his third straight 200-yard passing game dating back to last year, completing 22-of-35 tosses. He also posted his first career 100-yard rushing game, averaging 6.6 yards on his 18 carries, plus ran for the first of four Big Green touchdowns on the evening. In addition, he did not throw an interception, extending his streak to 149 consecutive passes without being picked off to start his career.
On each of the first three possessions, the native of Corinth, Dallas, guided the Dartmouth offense into the end zone as the Green built up an early 21-3 lead. Led by Williams’ effort, Dartmouth had a balanced attack with 238 yards on the ground and 259 more through the air for 497 total yards, its most in a game since the 2011 season.
Earning honor roll status this week for their play were senior running back Dominick Pierre and senior cornerback A.J. Dettorre. Pierre scored the other three Dartmouth touchdowns — the first Big Green player with three rushing scores in a game since Nick Schwieger against Columbia in 2011 — while taking the ball 23 times for 93 yards. Dettorre, meanwhile, recorded eight tackles with one going for a loss, plus broke up two of the school-record 70 Butler pass attempts.
Dartmouth (1-0) will next play host to Holy Cross (1-3) on Saturday night at Memorial Field at 7 p.m. The Big Green are aiming to win their fourth straight home opener, one week after extending their road winning streak to seven, the second longest streak among FCS schools.