September 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm #710
Walker still out as is Winnett, Pierce back on 2 deep ,2nd team Brickner starting as is Thomas, Knapp starting with Connare 2nd.September 23, 2009 at 2:53 am #713
Not surprising with Walker. High ankle sprains take some time. However, disappointing that Winnett is still out. We really miss that guy.September 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm #715
Princeton Game Notes
Intro……….Head coach Roger Hughes has constantly preached that teams improve the most between their first and second games, and his teams have backed it up. Princeton has won six of its last seven Week 2 games and will look for another this Saturday at 12:30 when the Tigers travel to Goodman Stadium to take on Lehigh.
Second Chance • The last five times that Princeton has lost its season opener, it has come back to win in Week 2 on four occasions, including each of the last two years. Last season, Princeton lost 37-24 at The Citadel and came back for a 10-7 home win over Lehigh.
Line ’Em Up • Princeton returns four starters from a 2008 offensive line that helped the Tigers rank first in the Ivy League in rushing.
Reid It And Weep • Freshman Caraun Reid made quite an impression in his first collegiate game. He led the defensive line with five tackles, including one for a loss, despite not being one of the starters.
On The Line • Both Matt Boyer and Mike Catapano made their first collegiate start on the defensive line last weekend. Both had three tackles, while Catapano added a sack and a pass breakup in the contest.
Bye-Bye • This will be Princeton’s second straight game against a team coming off a bye week. Last week, The Citadel had two weeks off following a loss to North Carolina; Lehigh will be two weeks removed from a loss to Villanova.
The Jordan Rules • Senior co-captain Jordan Culbreath, the reigning Ivy League rushing champion, rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown in last season’s 10-7 victory over Lehigh. It was his fifth-highest single-game rushing total last season. In Princeton’s four wins last season, Jordan Culbreath averaged 158 rushing yards on 26 carries per game. In the six losses, Culbreath averaged 95.7 rushing yards on 18.2 carries per game. Last weekend, Culbreath ran for only 67 yards in the 38-7 loss to The Citadel.
Tommy Boy • Quarterback Tommy Wornham became the first sophomore to start the season opener at quarterback since the 2001 season (Dave Splithoff), and he completed 24 of 41 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted twice, including one ball that bounced off two different players. Wornham also ran the ball eight times for 31 yards.
Great Britton • After ranking eighth in the Ivy League in tackles last season and earning all-league honors, senior linebacker Scott Britton picked up right where he left off with nine tackles last weekend. One of his stops came on 4th-and-1 at the goal line, when he tackled Terrell Davis in the backfield to keep Princeton ahead 7-3.
for more, go to: http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewAr … M_ID=10600September 23, 2009 at 9:36 pm #717
let us not forget in the midst of these depressing stats and notes that Citadel , while schollie is not very good this year. A truly depressing stat is that we haven’t won on a bye week since 05. Key will be if Andy can keep intensity that team had vs Nova. That vs a weaker Tigers should be enuf for a win. Course Andy hasn’t shown that ability yet. :roll:September 23, 2009 at 10:39 pm #721
A quick look at Princeton as viewed on goprincetontigers.com
2009 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll
1. Harvard (10) 129
2. Penn (4) 117
3. Brown (3) 106
4. Yale 82
5. Princeton 67
t6. Columbia 44
8. Dartmouth 23
OVERVIEW Princeton returns several All-Ivy players, including unanimous first-team running back Jordan Culbreath and linebackers Scott Britton and Steven Cody, as well as four starters from its 2008 offensive line. In all, the Tigers return six offensive and seven defensive starters from last season.
OFFENSE: For a more detailed look at the Tiger offense than what you see below, go to: http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewAr … =204785899
Quarterbacks: Every position, even those that lost starters from last season, has enough returning experience that fans can feel like they have a certain expectation of what they’ll see in 2009. And then there is the quarterback position. It’s likely that a sophomore will start at quarterback for the first time since 2003. The frontrunners in the Class of 2012 are Tommy Wornham and Harrison Daniels, a pair of sophomores who have combined for two career completions. Of course, that doesn’t mean hope should be lost for the offense. In 2005, Terrell took the starting position without one career snap and won 16 of his next 20 games.
Running Backs: Senior Jordan Culbreath led the Ivy League in rushing last season with 1,206 yards. He had the fifth-highest single-game rushing total in Ivy League history in the 2008 season finale with 276 yards against Dartmouth. He is threatening to break into elite company in the Princeton record books this season, joining names like Elias and Garrett. He was one of only two unanimous first-team All-Ivy selections last season.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Princeton lost both starting wide receivers from last season, as well as its tight end; in both cases Hughes feels there is talent ready to step up.
For a look at their Defense and Special Teams go to:
http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewAr … =204787720
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