🚨MAJOR COMMIT ALERT!🚨 What a weekend for @DartFootball, a huge win and a future playmaker! Welcome to the family, young man! #301Dual threat quarterback Kendell "Doc" Bonner of Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., (area code 301) has Tweeted his commitment to Dartmouth. (LINK)
Find the 5-foot-11, 189-pound Bonner's highlights HERE and his Scout page listing offers from Air Force, Army, Bucknell and Towson among others HERE.
There's a Washington Post story after he received an offer from Towson HERE.
•Here's how the Sagarin Ratings changed after Saturday's games. To the left of each school is the current rating. In parentheses to the right is the rating a week ago. How Penn could jump 39 spots by beating a winless team, albeit on the road, while Dartmouth could drop two spots after beating the 25th ranked team is a puzzle, but hardly the only one. While Penn soared after beating a winless Patriot League team, Princeton plummeted after beating a winless Patriot League team.
145 - Penn (184)
162 - Harvard (181)
163 - Princeton (144)
170 - Yale (159)
184 - Dartmouth (182)
212 - Brown (200)
217 - Columbia (215)
229 - Cornell (231)
158 - Holy Cross (153)
216 - Sacred Heart (209)
253 - Stetson (251)
•From the STATS Takeaways from FCS Week 4 column:
Winning is not getting old to the Ancient Eight. The later start to their season has worked well for Ivy League teams, who are 10-2 out of league, including 4-0 against the Patriot League on Saturday. Capping the sweep was Dartmouth's 27-26 overtime win over No. 25 Holy Cross after the Big Green denied the Crusaders of a potential game-winning 2-point conversion. Also of note: Columbia beat Georgetown to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2006 (can you say Al Bagnoli?).
•With a Friday game at Penn it's back to practice a day early for Dartmouth. Check BGA Premium tonight for The Optimist and The Pessimist as well as practice coverage. There were three stories posted yesterday; a sidebar from Holy Cross about the effectiveness of the Dartmouth defensive line, a "Sunday Six Pack" of thoughts after two weeks of the season, and coverage of the junior varsity game.
Green Alert Take: The Ivy League season kicks off for Dartmouth on Friday night in Philly. It's not too late to sign up for BGA Premium and get access to all the good stuff for the rest of what is starting to look like a promising season. If nothing else, you'll help me recoup expenses for the flight to Florida and this trip to Philadelphia ;-)