Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Princeton's game notes for Saturday have been posted here. The Tigers, chosen last in the conference's preseason poll, can claim a share of the Ivy League title should they beat Dartmouth and Cornell knock off Penn. From the Princeton game notes:
A Princeton win would assure the Tigers no worse than a second-place finish in the Ivy League. Only one team picked to finish eighth has ever finished second (Yale, 1998). No team ever picked to finish last has ended the year as Ivy League champion.
The Princeton depth chart lists Quinn Epperly OR  Connor Michelsen as the starting quarterback. Michelsen hurt his shoulder last week and finished the game with his arm in a sling.
The News and Tribune of Jeffersonville, Ind.,  has a story about the adjustment to college football for tailback Kyle Bramble, who a year ago topped the state of Indiana in rushing and scoring but this fall is toiling largely out of the spotlight with the Dartmouth junior varsity. The hard-running Bramble has run for 228 yards and three touchdowns over his last two jayvee games according to BGA stats.
The Salem News in Massachusetts writes about Lucas Bavaro and his decision to play football for Dartmouth. The story notes he will likely play safety for outside linebacker in Hanover. From the story:
Since he began playing for the Eagles as a high school freshman, Bavaro has drawn attention for his hard-hitting and heady play. He has the ability to dominate on both sides of the ball as a split end and defensive back, but it’s on defense where he really shines.
The Wayland (Mass.) Town Crier has a story about the 10 newest members of the Wayland Athletic Hall of Fame, among them former Dartmouth quarterback Alex Jenny '10.
The Gridiron Power Index has been updated and Penn, which has a share of the Ivy League title already, is is ranked fourth. The GPI creates one rating from various polls and computer rankings. Here's how the Ivy League looks:

35. Harvard
53. Princeton
59. Brown
T-62. Penn
74. Dartmouth
87. Cornell
99T. Columbia
109. Yale
It's interesting that Penn, which already has a share of the Ivy League title and can win it all by beating Cornell Saturday, is ranked fourth. That despite playing a pretty competitive non-league schedule (albeit losing all three games).