Sunday, September 01, 2019

Lost Weekend For Patriot, Pioneer

Colgate was the only Dartmouth opponent to play yesterday and the tough early schedule is taking a toll. One week after falling at home to Villanova the Raiders (0-2) were steamrolled by Air Force, 48-7.

The Falcons gained 423 of their 464 yards on the ground and completed their only pass for 41 yards. Colgate coach Dan Hunt: "We are a pretty young football team and we played like it. Air Force beat us in every facet."

Colgate gave up 28 points in the second quarter against Air Force. The Raiders gave up 29 points in their first nine games combined last year.
The first week (plus) of the season has been a rough go for the two conferences represented on the Dartmouth football schedule.

Colgate and the Patriot League are a combined 0-8. That for a league which could claim just one team with a winning record the past two years (Colgate). Patriot League scores:

St. Francis 14, at Lehigh  13
at Temple 56, Bucknell  12
At Navy 45, Holy Cross 7
At William & Mary 30, Lafayette  17
at Davidson 27, Georgetown  20
at Air Force 48, Colgate 7
Central Connecticut 26, at Fordham 23

The Pioneer Football League, which has contributed Jacksonville and Marist to this year's Dartmouth schedule, went 1-5 in Division I games with the lone DI win against a Patriot team as Davidson took down Georgetown:

at Davidson 27, Georgetown  20
at North Dakota State 57, Butler 10
at Cal Poly 52, San Diego 34
at North Dakota 47, Drake 7

at Moorhead State 44, Union (Kentucky NAIA) 7
at Eastern Kentucky 53, Valparaiso 7
at Richmond 38, Jacksonville 19
While former Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart didn't see any time as a grad transfer in Rice's loss to Army, the Crimson's Justice Shelton-Mosley ran one time for 23 yards and caught one pass for five yards in Vanderbilt's 30-6 loss to Georgia.
Former Princeton quarterback John Lovett has been placed on injured reserves with a shoulder injury for the Kansas City Chiefs and will be on the shelf all year. He had been impressive in his bid to make the team as an H-back/tight end before being hurt. Fellow Tiger alum Jesper Horsted, also getting a look at tight end by the Chicago Beas, was cut but speculation is he’ll be added to the practice squad.

Outside of the Ivy League former Central Connecticut quarterback Jake Dolegala has made the Cincinnati Bengals roster as an undrafted free agent. Dolegala was 14-of-21 for 133 yards and one interception in a 34-7 loss to Dartmouth in 2015.
Dartmouth camp practice No. 7 is slated for 2 p.m. today.