Highlights from Dartmouth's 22-20 loss to Penn (courtesy of the college's official website).
•Excerpts from a story in the Daily Pennsylvanian are a reminder that the game might not have been as close as it was:
Brandon Colavita ran fast and hard, gaining over 100 yards, but had two crucial redzone fumbles (one lost) that cost Penn valuable points. . . .
Defensive back Justyn Williams played well but dropped a sure interception in the first half that, with his speed, he might have taken for six . . .
(Kicker Connor Loftus) missed a 38-yarder and had another attempt partially blocked. . . .
And right after the Ragone-Calvert connection that would prove to be the game-winning score, Loftus had his extra point blocked.
•A back-and-forth between two writers for the Daily Pennsylvanian. The first makes a good point:
Were they fortunate to make it out of Hanover with a win? Absolutely. But they got by not on a fluke, hail-mary but instead a methodical march down the field. That shows confidence, moxie, whatever you want to call it . . .And this "ouch" thought from the other . . .
This year, to need a near length-of-the-field, last-minute drive to beat DARTMOUTH? A better team would have taken advantage of the opportunity the Quakers handed the Big Green.
•Week Four opponent Yale has seen its sophomore class come up big as the Yale Daily News reports.
•Craig Haley's predictions for The Sports Network:
- Yale over Dartmouth
- Harvard over Cornell
- Brown over Holy Cross
- Columbia over Sacred Heart
- Penn over Fordham
- Hampton over Princeton
- Colgate over Monmouth
•The Dartmouth football team will be doing its part this month for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing T-shirts supporting the cause across the campus and also by wearing the pink breast cancer stickers on their helmets and perhaps pink wrist bands and other accoutrement.
•Former treasury secretary and Dartmouth football player Hank Paulson '68 gets a mention in a Bloomberg Businessweek story about success that members of the 1986 national championship Penn State football team have had on Wall Street.
•Good luck to That Certain Hanover High Senior today as the Hanover golf team competes at states. The Marauders are seeded sixth in the 18-hole tournament at Canterbury Woods. link ... That Hanover High Graduate will be running this weekend at the New England Championship in Boston. Her picture has been updated on the Big Green cross country website (and she'll probably shake her head when she sees this, so let's hope she's too busy ;-)