Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday Wrap

If you paid tuition in recent years to Dartmouth and Penn State and your kids know whether a football has air in it or feathers, give them a hug today. They could use it.
Scores and a few pithy thoughts about Saturday's games involving Dartmouth opponents:

Cornell 29, Princeton 28
This does not compute. This does not compute. A Princeton team that absolutely humiliated Harvard a week ago is now 5-2 overall – with the only losses at home to Columbia and Cornell.

Yale 23, Columbia 6
Freshman Zane Dudek ran for 173 yards and had 45 receiving yards for the Bulldogs. Columbia was held to 31 rushing yards by a Yale team whose only loss was . . .  in Hanover.

Penn 17, Brown  7
One team ended a four-game losing streak while the other has now lost four in a row. Any wonder why the attendance on a gorgeous day in Providence was 2,008?

Holy Cross 24, Georgetown 10
Crusaders win for the first time since making a midseason coaching change, stopping a five-game skid that started . . . in Hanover.

Duquesne 37, Sacred Heart 21
Pioneers tried the fourth quarter rally thing with 15 points in the final period but that's not nearly enough when you trail 34-6 after three.

San Diego 48, Stetson 7
Hatters lost the first and last quarters by a combined 10-7. Not bad. They lost the middle two, 38-0. Not good.

And finally, it is tremendously rare for the Ivy League champion to have two losses. It wouldn't require a major upset for it to happen this year. Check out BGA Premium tonight to see one completely reasonable path to a two-loss championship.