Tuesday, December 03, 2019

By The Numbers

EJ Perry, Brown 2,948 yards, 22 TDs, 13 Ints
Jake Smith, Harvard 2,233 yards, 19 TDs, 9 Ints
Richie Kenney, Cornell 2,069 yards, 9 TDs, 12 Ints
Ty Lenhart, Columbia 1,288  yards, 8 TDs, 6 Ints
Derek Kyler, Dartmouth 1,075 yards, 12 TDs, 3 Ints

Collin Eaddy, Princeton 799 yards, 12 TDs
Zane Dudek, Yale 754 yards, 8 TDs
Devon Darrington, Harvard 734 yards, 7 TDs
EJ Perry, Brown 730 yards, 8 TDs
Aidan Borguet, Harvard 645 yards, 7 TDs
        Leading Dartmouth returner:
        Dakari Falconer, 375 yards, 2 TDs

Total Receptions
Jacob Birmelin, Princeton 60, 3 TDs
Ryan Cragun, Penn 58, 3 TDs
Rory Starkey, Penn 39, 7 TDs
Andrew Griffin, Princeton 34, 6 TDs
Dylan Classi, Princeton 34, 3 TDs
        Leading Dartmouth returner:
        Zack Bair, 9, 1 TD (three games)

Total Receiving Yards
Ryan Cragun, Penn 885
Jacob Birmely, Princeton 767
Phazione McClurge, Cornell 677
Rory Starkey, Penn 643
Dylan Classi, Princeton 495
        Leading Dartmouth returner:
        Robbie Mangas 232

Collin Eaddy, Princeton 84 points (14 TDs)
Connor Davis, Dartmouth 61 points (43 PATs, 6 FGs)
Allen Smith, Brown 60 points (10 TDs)
Alex Felkins, Columbia 49 points (22 PATs, 9 FGs)
Zane Dudek, Yale 48 point (8 TDs)

Note: Because it is unknown what seniors among the Ivy League leaders might be returning for a medical redshirt season, only underclassmen are included in this list. Dartmouth’s Drew Estrada, who missed his freshman season with injury, is eligible to petition for an extra year. Should he return he would rank third among returnees with 51 receptions (with 8 TDs), second in receiving yards with 827 and tied for third in scoring with 60 points on 10 TDs.
In a well-written and reasoned column in the Yale Daily News kicker Sam Tuckerman explains why, whether he supported the protesters who disrupted The Game or not, he felt it was unfortunate they chose the time and place that they did. From the Bulldog senior's column (LINK):
(O)ur game provided them with the largest stage possible, a platform that my teammates and I have worked tirelessly to obtain. The protesters didn’t value The Game itself nor the recognition Yale Football has earned over our 147 years of existence, but they opportunistically stole the spotlight that comes as a direct result of both. They valued our audience, but the countless hours of intense training, all the early mornings, the gruesome injuries and the painful rehab every person on our roster has given over their career to accumulate such a large audience were expendable in the protesters’ eyes.
They also almost altered the outcome. The Ivy League announced that had the game gone into one more overtime period, it would have been canceled before finishing because of a lack of light and safety for the players. Thus, the game would have ended in a tie, Dartmouth would have been crowned the outright league champion and we would be stripped of our crown.