Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wrapping It Up

Not quite sure how you could write a story about Dartmouth's 35-21 win over Princeton Saturday without mentioning Big Green quarterback Dalyn Williams even if he's on the other team, but New managed.
From a Princeton Football blog story fashioned around the quarterback injuries plaguing the Tigers:

. . . (T)here weren’t enough throws in Tiger arms yesterday to get into a fair fight with Williams, who was mercilessly harassed by Caraun Reid and Catapano and still exploited freshmen corners Matt Arends and Anthony Gaffney on two bombs in the course of throwing for three touchdowns.
Your last weekly roundup for 2012 and a few comments . . .

Penn 35, Cornell 28
Give the Big Red credit for giving Penn a fight but give the Quakers the outright Ivy League title. It took a touchdown with exactly a minute left for Penn to hold off Cornell, which drove to the 8-yard line before running out of time.

Harvard 34, Yale 24
Playing two receivers who had to transition to quarterback during the season, Yale gave Harvard a better fight than most anyone could have expected, leading 24-20 in the fourth quarter. Still, the Crimson stretched its streak against the Bulldogs to six games with a 63-yard Treavor Scales TD run with 1:08 left allowing Harvard to finally breathe easy.

Brown 22, Columbia 6
The Lions booted a couple of field goals to take the early lead and then surrendered 22 consecutive points thanks to Patrick Donnelly tossing three touchdowns.

Holy Cross 24, Georgetown 0
The Crusaders took out a season of frustration on the Hoyas, holding them to 196 yards.

St. Francis 44, Sacred Heart 24
St. Francis built a 24-3 halftime lead and cruised to the easy win.
For what it's worth (nothing, unfortunately) BGA Premium's Fearful Forecast was perfect for the second time in three weeks, correctly predicting each game. The Forecast finished the year with a palindrome record of 51-15.
Heading up to I80 shortly to intercept That Certain Nittany Lion's bus and then make the long drive home. Hopefully the Princeton follow will be posted when we get back to the Upper Valley.