Sunday, December 04, 2011

A Look Around

It was a heartbreaking end for the University of New Hampshire (and former Dartmouth head coach John Lyons) in the second round of the FCS playoffs. From a Seacoast Online story:
Kevin Decker threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Justin Mello with six seconds reaining in the fourth quarter, but the extra point was partially blocked and bounced off the right goal post, allowing seventh-ranked Montana State to pull out a 26-25 victory over the University of New Hampshire football team in a second-round NCAA Division I FCS playoff game Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.

Lyons, in his first year as the UNH defensive coordinator, has seen the Wildcats struggle to stop opposing offenses, but his "D" stepped up Saturday. From the Concord Monitor:
With Decker hampered by the Montana State pass rush, UNH defenders scored eight points all on their own, set up an easy touchdown for the offense and came up with a key stop in the last minute that allowed for a miracle touchdown pass from Decker with seven seconds left.

Patriot League champion Lehigh used a safety to break a tie and claim a 40-38 win over Towson. (link) And Ivy League champion Harvard? To quote Alex Trebek, "Just watching."

Kudos to Maine for heading down to Boone, NC and dominating traditional FCS powerhouse Appalachian State, 34-12. (link)

Stumbled across a couple of fun ones on the Dartmo. The Buildings of Dartmouth College site. First, a fly-over that offers a good view of Dartmouth and the Upper Valley:

And a Google Street View lap around Memorial Field. No kidding. Click here for a clear-as-you-wish trip around the Dartmouth track. From anywhere on the track you can look across the field or up in the stands. (For those of you who haven't tried Street View, click a couple of times down the track and the view will advance appropriately. Then click and continue around the track. I did a lap and it discovered that the Street View bicycle that took the pictures came in and left via the path under the scoreboard ;-)

The "still" below is taken from Street View.

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