Friday, July 19, 2019

Making Their Pitch

Dartmouth is working hard to drum up interest – and sell tickets – for the Nov. 9 Yankee Stadium matchup between the Big Green and the Princeton Tigers. The game will celebrate Dartmouth's 250th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the first college "football" game pitting Princeton against Rutgers, hence the numbers on the back of the coaches' jerseys.

Something called the College Football America Yearbook has named its "2019 FCS Preseason Starting Lineup" and Top-30 teams. Given that he led the nation in interceptions last year and has been named to virtually every preseason All-America team the Yearbook couldn't ignore Dartmouth's Isiah Swann, but it does a pretty fair job of ignoring the rest of the Ivy League:

College Football America Yearbook’s 2019 FCS Preseason Starting Lineup
QB Jake Maier UC Davis
RB A.J. Hines Duquesne
RB James Robinson Illinois State
WR Michael Bandy San Diego
WR Josh Pearson Jacksonville State
TE Matthew Gonzalez Robert Morris (PA)
OL Zack Johnson North Dakota State
OL Justus Basinger Wofford
OL Noah Johnson Idaho
OL Marcus Pettiford North Carolina A&T
C Brandon Floores Incarnate Word

DL Nick Wheeler Colgate
DL Maurice Jackson Richmond
DL Chris Terrell Central Arkansas
LB Dante Olson Montana
LB Christian Rozeboom South Dakota State
LB Zach Hall Southeast Missouri
LB Jabril Cox North Dakota State
DB Marlon Bridges Jacksonville State
DB Isiah Swann Dartmouth
DB Manny Patterson Maine
DB Will Warner Drake

PK Aidan O’neill Towson
P Chris Faddoul Florida A&M
AP Shane Simpson Towson
KR Jean Constant Stony Brook
PR D’Angelo Amos James Madison

2019 College Football America FCS Preseason Top 30
1. North Dakota State
2. South Dakota State
3. James Madison
4. Eastern Washington
5. Jacksonville State
6. UC Davis
7. Towson
8. Weber State
9. Maine
10. Wofford
11. Nicholls State
12. Colgate
13. Northern Iowa
14. Montana State
15. Furman
16. Delaware
17. Southeast Missouri
18. North Carolina A&T
19. Kennesaw State
20. Illinois State
21. Sam Houston State
22. Elon
23. Montana
24. San Diego
25. East Tennessee State
26. Incarnate Word
27. Indiana State
28. Duquesne
29. Monmouth (NJ)
30. Eastern Kentucky