Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This And That

From Virginia comes a story about how a pair of graduates from the same high school have helped Dartmouth get out to an 8-0 start this fall. The Loudon times-Mirror writes about defensive lineman David Chalmers and offensive lineman Anders Peterson HERE.
Can't say that I expected to see Reggie Williams ’76, way down at No. 21 in an Mlive list of the 25 greatest football players of all time from the Flint area. While you can debate the Williams placement on the list, that's one pretty impressive group of players coming out of the Flint area. (LINK)
A writer from the Harvard Crimson goes with the home team theme in his weekly picks. Of Dartmouth-Cornell he writes:
Hope the Big Red aren’t too homesick in Hanover, the second-most desolate city in the Ivy League.
Dartmouth by 31. (LINK)
With two weeks remaining in the season, Massey Ratings sees:
Dartmouth 35, Cornell 3 (100 percent confidence)
Dartmouth 49, Brown  14 (99 percent confidence)

Should either Cornell or Brown pull off an Evansville (LINK), Massey sees Yale being eliminated by Princeton this week (35-28 with 70 percent confidence) and the Tigers grabbing at least a share next week against Penn (37-20 with 88 percent confidence).

Green Alert Take: Don't be surprised if Evansville's win over Kentucky gets a mention around the Dartmouth football complex this week.
In case you are wondering, here's Massey's updated FCS Top-10 along with the other Ivy rankings:

1 North Dakota State
2 James Madison
4 Weber State
5 Montana
6 Cal State Sacramento
7 Northern Iowa
8 South Dakota State
9 Illinois State

14 Yale
27 Harvard
54 Columbia
61 Penn
96 Cornell
105 Brown

85 Colgate
111 Marist
125 Jacksonville

At the bottom of the FCS heap per Massey: Butler at 126.
And finally, here's hoping it's warmer where you are than it was here this morning. On our hill looking out at Moosilauke and the White Mountains it was 4 degrees when I walked Griff the Wonder Dog and his visiting friend Nala. Brrrrr.