Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eye-Popping Numbers

Add uber-productive New Jersey running back Zack Bair to the Dartmouth recruiting class according to his tweet HERE.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Red Bank Catholic standout has put up Fantasy Football dream numbers, running 44 times for 809 yards (18.4 yards per carry) and 11 touchdowns according to this posting.

He's had eight touchdown runs of at least 25 yards and three of at least 75 yards for the Caseys. He's also had a 77-yard punt return for a TD and a 99-yard kickoff return. In last week's game he ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries, including runs of 86 and 85 yards.

Find his midseason highlight video HERE and his full statistics HERE.

See a short preseason interview with Bair HERE.
If you can't make it to Fairfield, Conn., this weekend you can watch the Dartmouth game FREE online via NEC Front Row. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Sacred Heart game notes for Saturday have been posted HERE.
Writing for Athlon, Craig Haley takes a look at the seven remaining unbeatens in the FCS and where their first losses could come. Spoiler alert: He sees Columbia as possibly losing to Penn this week and Dartmouth not stumbling before Harvard. (LINK)
Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan has won the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet for his performance in the biggest comeback in Big Green football history last week against Yale. (LINK)
Thanks to a loyal reader for a link to a story about the upcoming Harvard-Lafayette game in the Allentown Morning Call that includes a very interesting comment from Harvard coach Tim Murphy regarding the impact of scholarships on the Patriot League:
"To be perfectly honest, I thought it would have a bigger impact than it has," Murphy said. "There is some better skill in the league, certainly, but I don't think the quality of the programs is that much different than it was five or 10 years ago. It's really good football but not necessarily as impactful as I thought it might be. And I think a lot of kids on the Patriot League teams now would have been on the same teams if they didn't have scholarships."
John Feinstein writes in the Washington Post about the Columbia football turnaround under former Penn coach Al Bagnoli:
When Athletic Director Peter Pilling began recruiting Bagnoli for the job, the old coach put together what he calls a "comprehensive wish list." It included a large increase in the recruiting budget, a boost in the assistant coaching budget - including hiring two full-time strength coaches - and money for an indoor bubble that opened in February, thanks to $10 million in alumni contributions. "They pretty much came back and said yes to everything," Bagnoli said. "I thought, okay then, here we go."
A reminder that former Dartmouth standout Kyle Hendricks '12, gets the start tonight for the Chicago Cubs in the deciding game of their series with the Washington Nationals.