Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Looking Back

A lot of the "coaching" film uploaded to the Internet is pretty much unwatchable but the abbreviated 1977 Dartmouth-Harvard game isn't bad . . . unless you happen to be rooting for the Big Green, which dropped a 31-25 decision before 26,500 at Harvard after starting the year 4-0. Dartmouth would go on to finish 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the Ivy League.

Keep an eye out for Buddy Teevens, who came on to complete 9-of-14 passes for 76 yards and for Curt Oberg, now special assistant to Teevens, who carried 14 times for 52 yards. Doing the kicking for Dartmouth was future NFL great Nick Lowery.

Teevens (5) throws a short TD pass around the 30:15 mark and then runs for the two-point conversion.

Following up on yesterday's posting about the geographical representation on recent Dartmouth teams, here's how this 1977 team shaped up:

15 - Massachusetts
12 - New Jersey, New York
10 - California
8 - Connecticut
7 - Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota
6 - Ohio
4 - Maryland, Pennsylvania
3 - New Hampshire
2 - Delaware, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin
1 - Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C.

Curious about the 14th-ranked and undefeated 1970 team that won the Lambert Trophy over Penn State? Here's where its players came from:

19 - New York
9 - Ohio, Pennsylvania
8 - Illinois, Massachusetts
5 - California, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey
4 - Michigan
3 - Arizona, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Texas
2 - Arkansas, Connecticut, Missouri, Montana, Virginia
1- Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin