October 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm #877
Game notes up. Knapp and Connare now starting.Brown to 2nd behind Benning at NG. Other wise same lineupOctober 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm #878
Check out the video below which captures the highlights of last weekend’s Yale victory over Dartmouth. It features Jr. QB Brook Hart (6’5" 220) and Sr. H-Back John Sheffield (6’2" 235). Hart went 28 – 40 for 390 yards and 3 TDs. Sheffield was on the receiving end of 8 passes for 105 yards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT_hhr-M … r_embedded
Here’s a look at the Games Notes out of the Yale camp.
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-fo … lehigh.pdfOctober 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm #879
*** Not sure how much we can learn from a video about Yale – Dartmouth. LU and Yale both played the weakest team in their respecitive league last week.
I rate this game about even, and hope that the offense can continue to improve in order to give us a W. JJHOctober 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm #880
I, too, would rate this game as a toss-up. The video was merely meant to highlight two players I believe to be especially dangerous on the Bulldog attack: Hart and Sheffield. The former seems to have won the QB job after going 1 for 2 in their opening win over G’t and not playing in game two, a loss to Cornell. He did come on late in the Lafayette (week 3) contest and drove nearly the length of the field for a late score. Last week against Dartmouth he hit his stride (and won the qb job, I believe) in his three td performance and leading the team which rack up 520 yards of total offense – an impressive 7.3 yard gain per offensive play. He loves the deep ball and has capable receivers in Forney, Farrell, and Smith. This Yale team is not the same team beat G’t and loss to LC, but a more improved bunch under Hart’s leadership. As for Sheffield their H-Back (25 passes out of the backfield for 248 yards this year) one can only hope we have a spy on him at all times – a job for our sophomore DB Colin Newton. No? All in all, our highly ranked pass "D" should be tested as never before this year. With the likes of Dom Randolph on the distant horizon, there’s no time like the present to see what they can do.October 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm #881
Got to figure that Coen saw that Yale is a pass only O by starting both Connare and Knapp as well Newton. Should be a close game . Lets see if Andy can sart a streak by winning one. We are currently 1-12 in games decided by 7 or less points.October 15, 2009 at 12:09 am #882
Not to be picky (which I am), but the winning streak started last Saturday, and stands at one.
But I agree that I would like to see it extended to two. Then we can start speculating about the PL season! JJHOctober 15, 2009 at 12:17 am #883
Yup a winning streak has started , but since I anticipate a close game I would like to start winning some of them. Last one we won was in 06October 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm #886
Stats, stats and more stats…………..
In a game sure to be impacted by adverse weather (41 degrees/rain/13 mph winds) and a game that may well be won by the play of the guys up front and by members of the respective Special Teams, I like our chances tomorrow in what will undoubtedly be a hard fought and low scoring game decided by 6 points of less. Some stats of interest include:
Offensive and Defensive Line Comparison (a near draw with experience going to YU)
LU with the ball
LU 6’3" and 291 lbs
YU 6’4" and 279 lbs
YU with the ball
YU 6’5" and 285 lbs
LU 6’1" and 290 lbs
LU #1 in PL with 20 or 4/game and ranked 4th in FCS
YU #3 in IL with 6 or 1.5/game and ranked 75th in FCS
LU #3 in PL at 1.8/game and ranked 55th in FCS
YU #8 in IL at 3.5/game and ranked 108th in FCS
Pass Defense (should either QB attempt to battle the elements)
LU # 1 in PL at 126.8 yds/game and ranked 4th in FCS
Yale # 4 in IL at 190.2 yds/game and ranked 55th in FCS
Red Zone Defense
YU # 2 in FCS at .50 pct.
LU #25 in FCS at .70 pct.
Tackles for Loss (yes, we both played Georgetown)
LU #3 in FCS at 8.6/game
YU #104 in FCS at 4.5/game
LU # 1 in PL at 25.5 yds/return (Kennedy is averaging 28.4 yds/return)
YU # 6 in IL at 19.8 yds/return
LU #6 in PL with 110 yds/game and ranked 86th in FCS
Colvin 7.7 yds/carry
Campbell 4.6 yds/carry
Walker 3.0 yds/carry
Barket 4.9 yds/carry
YU # 6 in IL with 97.8 yds/game and ranked 96th in FCS
Farrell 3.8 yds/carry
Cargill 3.5 yds/carry
Rushing Defense (my biggest concern)
LU 161.8 yds/game and ranked 81st in FCS (biggest impact…giving up 310 yds on the ground to Villanova)
YU 70.75 yds/game and ranked 4th in FCS
Sagarin Line: Yale – 1
See you in Section WE / Row 14 underneath the JPMorgan Chase umbrella drinking that Kool-Aid.
Yale 10October 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm #887
Just going over Y’s game notes.bunch of frosh starting for them , weather supposed to be abysmal. Lord they are a large bunch .In a slug match they can push us off the line. Dont think pass rush to be too relevant on Sat. 6-3 hopeout FG kicker better than theirsOctober 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm #888
"RichH" wrote: Just going over Y’s game notes.bunch of frosh starting for them , weather supposed to be abysmal. Lord they are a large bunch .In a slug match they can push us off the line. Dont think pass rush to be too relevant on Sat. 6-3 hopeout FG kicker better than theirs
*** I was not encouraged by the Georgetown performance, although in fairness I thought the first FG attempt may have been mishandled by the holder.
In deference to my advancing age, I will sit this one out. I will be the one sitting in my family room watching on my wife’s PC, as I can’t get it on my Mac unless I install Internet Explorer.
BTW, isn’t it time that out moderator blocks all posts from AK47? JJH :roll:October 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm #889
I’m a PC :roll: . My wife has already warned me not to become a crazy man and scream at my computer. I lied, . She rathers that we go to the game. That way she can ignoreme and talk to the kids. Too old and creaky now for bad weathergames except for LafayetteOctober 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm #890
Same here. I missed my first Laughayette game since 1954 last year, and watched the game on Channel 69, which is carried by Verizon FIOS here in Central NJ.
To stay on topic, I agree that the Yale game may come down to the play of Special Teams. JJHOctober 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm #891
I’m 10 years behind you. The Frostbite game at Taylor was the only game I’ve left early. Went to Rosie’s Tavern behind the stadium to warm up. Admit that my streak will end at the next one with bad weather. I’ll be at the Hotel B as every year but "she who must be obeyed" has flatly stated that her Rumpole ain’t getting pneumonia and leaving her alone. Admire the sentiment if not the words. Let those young whippersnappers from the 70s take over now.October 16, 2009 at 10:45 pm #892
Strange that you are married to "She Who Must Be Obeyed". I have been referring to my wife by that handle for years (even to her face!).
I made it through to the bitter end of the Ice Bowl at Taylor Field. I think I was one of about 50 people still there when the final whistle blew. In fact, I never left a L-L game early between 1955 – 2007. JJHOctober 16, 2009 at 11:06 pm #893
OK, now your just showing off :lol: . I wasjust listening to peter King of SI doing a preview of the Giants- Saints game. He notedthat NYG mayhave a bit of trouble this week as NO much better than their last 3 opponents who he compared to "Bucknell, Lehigh and Colgate". Shame about Gate they’re good .PL now a symbol for bad football teams
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