Thursday, July 02, 2015

Reading Material

With the Dartmouth football roster updated (LINK) individual bios are next.

Quarterback Dalyn Williams' bio has been updated with this entry from his junior year. (I've bold-faced a few lines of particular interest.)
All-Ivy League First Team at quarterback and a finalist for the Bushnell Cup ... led the conference and ranked among the top five nationally in completion percentage (.675, third in FCS), passing efficiency (157.57, third) and points responsible per game (18.0, fifth) ... also second in the league in passing touchdowns (21, 24th in FCS), and third in total offense (284.8, 14th), completions per game (20.11, 18th) and yards per pass attempt (7.91, 23rd) ... three times named both Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and Credit Union Male Athlete of the Week ... set Big Green records for completion percentage and TD-INT ratio (7.0) ... led team in rushing touchdowns (6) as well ... threw for three touchdowns and ran for another among his 11 carries for 75 yards in the season-opening 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... scored three times with runs of nine, 24 and 11 yards to help Dartmouth beat Penn for the first time in seven years ... brought Big Green back from 14-point deficit at Yale by amassing 388 yards through the air — fourth-most ever by a Dartmouth QB — while completing 32-of-47 passes with three touchdowns ... his two-yard run to the end zone with 2:20 to play provided the winning points in the 38-31 triumph ... completed at least  70 percent of his passes in each of the final three contests, connecting on 79-of-102 (.775) throws combined for 934 yards with 11 TDs and just one INT ... torched Cornell for 381 yards (sixth-most in Dartmouth history) and a personal-best four touchdowns, plus ran for a nine-yard score in a 42-7 romp over the Big Red ... came back the next week to hit on 25-of-33 passes for 248 yards and three TDs while rushing for a season-high 100 yards even to lead the Green to a 44-21 win over Brown ... finished season with third 300-yard game, converting 30-of-35 for 305 yards and four TDs, the last matching his career high set two weeks earlier, to defeat Princeton, 41-10 ... preseason honor: College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Award Watch List.
Also among the other early updates is tailback Kyle Bramble. This is new material this year (bold added).
Enters 2015 season eight rushing yards shy of 1,000 for his career.
All-Ivy League Second Team at running back ... took over as the primary rusher and excelled, leading the team with 10 touchdowns (five rushing, five receiving) to rank fourth in the conference ... also fourth in total rushing yards (655) and rushing yards per game (72.8) ... eighth in all-purpose yards per game (109.1) ... three times ran for over 100 yards in a game with a career-best 126 on 23 carries in a 27-7 win at Columbia ... scored at least one touchdown and led the team in rushing in each of the first eight games ... also paced the team in receiving yards against fourth-ranked UNH and versus Harvard ... had the Big Green’s first two scores of the year — one on the ground and another via the pass — in the 35-25 triumph over Central Connecticut ... galloped for 104 yards on 22 carries with one TD in Dartmouth’s first win over Penn in seven years ... began second-half comeback at Yale with a four-yard touchdown catch ... gained 113 yards on 23 runs against Holy Cross, but his trip to the end zone came on his lone reception from seven yards out as he earned Credit Union Male Athlete of the Week honors ... posted his career high in rushing yards as well as a personal-best six receptions the next week against the Lions ... matched his receiving total in the showdown against the Crimson, but gained a career-high 75 yards to boot, plus had a two-yard scoring dive ... needed just eight carries to run for 89 yards, including a 39-yard TD jaunt, to go with a 24-yard scoring reception in a 42-7 victory at Cornell ... season cut short during the 44-21 win over Brown due to a knee injury.
While the Memorial Field west grandstand project continues apace, across the state the University of New Hampshire will play this fall with its own west stands removed and being replaced. That project isn't expected to be completed until the 2016 season. Here are several of the final renderings of the much-overdue facility. (Click to enlarge.)

Green Alert Take: While I understand concerns about "scheduling up" against one of the premier FCS programs, I'm hoping Dartmouth will play the occasional game against UNH in the future, both because it's a regional game and because, after having been to a bunch of games at the stadium they call "The Dungeon," it would be fun to catch a game at the new facility.