Thursday, October 19, 2017

UNH Standout Returns

The Manchester Union Leader reminds us that Ricky Santos, who helped the University New Hampshire become an FCS powerhouse, returns to the Granite State this weekend as quarterback coach at Columbia. Santos once torched Dartmouth for five touchdown passes. (LINK)
An Athlon story written by STATS' Craig Haley lists Dartmouth-Columbia as one of the FCS games of the week nationally. (LINK) Who does he see winning? Here's an excerpt from his capsule on the game:
They’re fairly close statistically and should be on the scoreboard. The Big Green are particularly adept at winning tight games.
Pick: Dartmouth
Columbia's game notes can be found HERE.
Surfing for Columbia material I came across a video that begins with the inflation of the new bubble at the Wien Stadium. Watch the video HERE to see a little from their winter workouts at the Baker Athletics Complex as well as in the bubble. It's another reminder that while indoor facilities have popped up at the Ivy League's southern schools, the conference's northernmost outpost is still battling to get its own facility approved. For what it's worth, the video will get your blood flowing ;-)

A story on the STATS site is headlined: Ivy League touts safety impact of experimental kickoff rule. (LINK)
Here's how Massey sees this week's games shaping up:

Dartmouth 23, Columbia 20 (58 percent confidence)
Princeton 30, at Harvard 24 (68 percent)
Yale 30, at Penn 27 (61 percent)
at Cornell 26, Brown  21 (65 percent)

Colgate  21, at Holy Cross 17 (63 percent)
Sacred Heart 21, at Robert Morris (62 percent)
at Morehead State 34, Stetson 31 (57 percent confidence)