Thursday, June 20, 2019

Best Chance U

Elizabeth Jenny '19 majored in film and media studies at Dartmouth with a minor in psychology. As the sister of former starting quarterback Alex Jenny '10 – who completed 29 passes while throwing for 343 yards against Colgate in the 2009 opener – she also knows her way around the football field.

The last of four siblings to graduate from Dartmouth – and now pursuing a job in her chosen field – Elizabeth combined her interest in film and her familiarity around football to produce a video titled Best Chance U centered around the journeys of running back Matt Shearin '19, defensive back DJ Avery '20 and linebacker Naeem Morgan '21. In addition to interviews with the three players, the video features interviews with head coach Buddy Teevens and recruiting coordinator/quality control assistant Callie Brownson.

Best Chance U from Elizabeth Jenny on Vimeo.

Alex Jenny, by the way, passed for 2,341 yards and 15 touchdowns at Dartmouth before seeing his career ended by injury in the fourth game of his senior season.

For a direct link to the video, CLICK HERE.
Former Dartmouth defensive end Nick Tomkins '18 will be playing for a championship in Europe. From the website
The French Federation of American Football, FFFA playoffs took an unexpected turn this past weekend when the underdog Saint-Ouen L’Aumône Cougars knocked off the heavily favored and previously undefeated Asnieres Molosses 24-6 to advance to the French championship game for the first time since 2016.
Tomkins, who has played both on defense and at tight end in France this season, signed with the Cougars last summer, (LINK)
Over at STATS there's a story under the headline, Could these five teams earn first FCS playoff bids? that suggests this could be the year for Georgetown. (LINK)

From the story:
Why it's Possible: The Hoyas' porous history - only one winning season since 1999 - would seem to preclude them from playoff discussion, but they were the surprise of the Patriot League last year, facing eventual champ Colgate in a matchup of 3-0 league teams in late October. 
Green Alert Take: Conveniently left out of that blurb about the 3-0 matchup with Colgate is the fact that not only did Colgate win, 38-0, but the Raiders held Georgetown to 36 yards of total offense and five first downs.

Green Alert Take II: Dartmouth defeated Georgetown last year, 41-0. Brown, that's right, Brown!!!, crushed the Hoyas, 35-7 and Columbia limited them to 12 first downs and 25 yards rushing while vaulting out to a 23-0 lead and then holding on for a 23-15 win.

Green Alert Take III: Kudos to Georgetown if a program with that kind of history goes on to the playoffs next year but if it does, while the Ivy League champion is twiddling its thumbs, the indefensible ruling by the Ancient Eight presidents against football advancing will sting that much more.