Sunday, October 02, 2011

Saturday Wrapup

The weekend wrapup with a few pithy thoughts . . .

Princeton 24, Columbia 21
This was the game that was going to get the squawkers at Princeton really squawking. Instead it's going to pick up at winless Columbia. The Tigers ended the third-longest losing streak in the nation at 10 games.

Lehigh 37, Yale 7
Make no mistake about it. Lehigh is very, very good. But turning the ball over four times and still winning this handily? Yale quarterback Patrick Witt, who had been the best in the Ivies after two weeks, was a woeful 12-for-31 for 120 yards.

Harvard 31, Lafayette 3
Interesting. The Crimson crushed the team that crushed Penn. Harvard didn't seem to miss starting quarterback Collier Winters as Colton Chapple completed a very efficient 14-of-18 passes for 165 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Brown 35, Rhode Island 21

Both teams registered 424 yards of total offense but the Bears picked off three passes and recovered two fumbles in a two-touchdown win over a team that was within one touchdown of Syracuse in its opener.

Cornell 31, Wagner 7
The Big Red, which is getting remarkably better play on both lines this year, gave up its first sack of the year (for two yards) but registered eight of its own. QB Jeff Mathews tossed three touchdowns and completed 18-of-26 passes with one interception.

New Hampshire 39, Holy Cross 32

The Wildcats needed a 60-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 left to get by the Crusaders and quarterback Ryan Taggart (40-of-57 for 412 yards). Taggart had two TDs but threw his first interception in 201 attempts.

Colgate 38, Fordham 14
The Raiders restored order the way you knew they would, handing the ball off to Nate Eachus 30 times for 228 yards (official stats on the Colgate page) and one touchdown.

Sacred Heart 37, Central Connecticut 24
A good news, bad news game for Dartmouth. The Pioneers proved again they are better than they looked in losing their first two games, but what are we to make of the freshman back who rumbled all over the Green managing 18 yards on 16 carries? One went for nine yards, meaning the other 15 carries went for nine yards total.

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