Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scouting The First Two

Here are some highlights of the game between Dartmouth's first two opponents. Week One foe New Hampshire defeated Holy Cross, 39-28, Saturday night.

If you want to watch the full broadcast of the New Hampshire-Holy Cross game, CLICK HERE (although for some reason you'll need to scroll ahead to the 1-hour, 4-minute mark to get to the start of the game).
The odds are up for the first weekend of Ivy League football action and there are some stunners. I don't bet – never will and never have. Having watched the league for a long time, I think if you bet on Ivy football you are nuts. That said, there are some head scratchers here ;-)

Dartmouth is favored over UNH by 9.5 points. It had been 11.5 points.
Harvard is the pick over Rhode Island by a whopping 31.5 points
Yale is a 3.5 point choice over Colgate.
Princeton is favored over Lafayette by 18.5.
Penn is a 10.5 point favorite over Lehigh.
Bryant is a 2.5 point pick over Brown.
St. Francis is a 3-point favorite over Columbia.
Bucknell is a 7.5-point favorite over Cornell.
After taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning with the Chicago Cubs last night, Dartmouth alum Kyle Hendricks is now being called a Cy Young favorite. From USA Today this morning:
Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks lost his shot at history Monday night with a no-hitter, but instead may have just secured himself the National League Cy Young award.
There are still nearly three weeks left in the season, but Hendricks, 15-7, and major-league low 2.03 ERA, has got to be in the driver’s seat, with his latest stellar performance in the Cubs’ 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Find the full story HERE.