A Cornell Sun preview of Saturday's Dartmouth-Cornell game suggests that success on the ground will help the Big Red keep its prolific air attack going. From the story:
“Especially with the pass being so good, the running game is something we need to consistently pound by opening up holes,” said junior center Bob Bullington, the Red’s most experienced offensive lineman. “If we don’t have a solid running base, we’re going to see a lot of blitzes and it’s going to make it harder for Jeff to throw the ball. So opening up the run and eating up a little bit of clock is something that’s going to be huge for us and something we’re looking to do this week.”
•An interesting take on the Dartmouth-Cornell game from a Harvard Crimson columnist:
I’ll go with Cornell, but who knows which Dartmouth team decides to show up.
Prediction: Cornell 35, Dartmouth 28
•Sean Shapiro of The Sports Network has capsules on two Ivy League games (although not Dartmouth's). Here's what he sees:
Yale 21, Brown 14
Harvard 38, Columbia 9
•It's been a rough fall for junior defensive back Chase Womack, who sat out the first three games with a foot issue, gave it a shot against Yale and then started the next week against Holy Cross only to shut it down again. Womack, who tied for the team lead last year with four interceptions (one in each of the final three games), was credited with seven tackles, two breakups and two passes defended over his two appearances. While it's been a frustrating fall for Chase, his sister Joy is making history. Click here for a story under the headline: Joy Annabelle Womack is to be First American Principal Ballerina to Perform on New Bolshoi Theater Stage.
•Check out BGA premium later today for a look at this weekend's games featuring Dartmouth opponents, and a preview of Dartmouth-Cornell.