Dartmouth is a 31-point favorite at Marist.
Princeton is a 24.5-point favorite at Brown.
Penn is a 1.5-point favorite at Columbia.
Cornell is a 7-point favorite at home against Colgate.
Harvard is a 6-point favorite at Holy Cross.
Yale is a 4-point underdog at Richmond.
Davison is a 7.5-point favorite at Jacksonville.
Green Alert Take: Tell me that before the season you would have had a 1-3 Cornell team favored by a touchdown over Colgate. Yikes.
Last week the OWG had:
Dartmouth as a 13-point favorite over Yale. Dartmouth won by 32.
Harvard as a 14.5-point favorite at home against Cornell. Harvard won by 13.
Princeton as a 29-point favorite at home against Lafayette. Princeton won by 25.
Brown as a 6-point underdog at home to Holy Cross. Holy Cross won by 16.
Penn as a 7.5-point favorite at home against Sacred Heart. Penn won by 14.
Columbia as a 2.5-point favorite at home against Central Connecticut. Central Connecticut won by 10.
Colgate as a 13.5-point favorite at home against Bucknell. Bucknell won by 18.
•An ESPN columnist writing under the headline College football midseason awards: The best players, teams and moments, has LSU listed No. 1, Slippery Rock No. 2 and Dartmouth No. 3.
Of Dartmouth, he writes:
Buddy Teevens' Big Green have become the poster children for overall player safety and innovation around teaching defense. (They're the team with the robotic tackling dummy.) They also have maybe the best defense in FCS for the second straight year.Find the full piece HERE.
•Weekly awards have come out. From a Dartmouth release:
Dartmouth wide receiver Drew Estrada garnered a pair of weekly honors today, being named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week by the league office as well as the Gold Helmet Award winner for Division I from the New England Football Writers Association.The Ivy League release on the players of the week is HERE.
•The Athlon Power poll pulled together by Craig Haley of STATS has Princeton at 19 and Dartmouth at 20. (LINK)
•The XFL Draft is today and tomorrow and among the names in the pool is former Dartmouth defensive lineman Nick Tomkins.
•Speaking of the XFL, two former Dartmouth assistants and a former head coach at two Ivy League schools are on coaching staffs of the new league.
Jarrail "JJ" Jackson reprises the role he had with the Big Green as receivers coach for the Dallas Renegades.
Kevin Kelly, who had success as head coach at Georgetown long after leaving Dartmouth, is linebackers coach for the New York Guardians.
And Pete Mangurian, who enjoyed some success as head coach at Cornell but washed out at Columbia, is tight ends coach for the Tampa Bay Vipers.