Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Add One

To the list of Dartmouth football commitments add the name of Logan Klitsch, a dual-threat quarterback/athlete from Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, Pa. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Klitsch Tweeted his commitment HERE.

Also a basketball and lacrosse player, Klitsch chose Dartmouth over an offer from St. Francis University of Loretto, Pa. Through his first three games this fall he threw for 722 yards, ran for 202 yards and accounted for 10 touchdowns. Find his highlights HERE.

Here's the Dartmouth recruiting last as we (think we) know it:

Michael Betsy, 6-4, 280, OL, Don Bosco/Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Ivan Hoyt, 6-0, 188, WR, Cornerstone/Boerne, Texas
Logan Klitsch, 6-3, 190, QB/Ath, Conrad Weiser/Robesonia, Pa.
Delby Lemieux, 6-4, 260, OL/DL, Duxbury/Duxbury, Mass.
Max Wentz, 6-4, 285, OL, Huntington/Huntington, W.Va.
Grayson Obara, 6-1, 188, WR, Guyer/
Joe Onuwabhagbe, 6-2 1/2, 260, DL, Hebron/Carrollton, Texas


Valparaiso's game notes for Saturday's matchup against Dartmouth have been posted HERE.

The Beacons (0-2) have had an uneven schedule so far, with their first game a loss to NAIA Indiana Wesleyan and their second a walloping by FCS national powerhouse North Dakota State, and so their statistics are going to be a little distorted. Or at least they have to hope these numbers aren't reflective of the team:

Scoring in the first quarter this fall: Opponents 43, Valparaiso 0
Scoring in the first half this fall: Opponents 71, Valparaiso 3
Scoring through two games this fall: Opponents 92, Valparaiso 10

Also from the notes: Valparaiso's last game against an Ivy League team was a 48-2 loss to Yale in 1999.


The Daily Pennsylvanian has an Ivy League football preview HERE.

The Princeton weekly Town Topics has the first in-depth look at the Tigers in a piece that doesn't shed much light on their quarterback situation HERE.

The Providence Journal looks at the Brown football team with a quick anecdote about quarterback EJ Perry's decision to return instead of grad transfer at the end of the story HERE.


Craig Haley suggests, "The Ivy and Patriot leagues should make their unofficial series official, like the Big Sky-MVFC Challenge," in a column on The Analyst site. (LINK)

What Craig does not suggest is the Patriot and the CAA have a series, and a lack of competitiveness is why. From the column:

In the first two weeks of this season, the CAA teams didn’t allow a touchdown to the Patriot schools while winning the first five matchups by a combined 181-15.

Here were the scores:
Villanova 47, Lehigh 3
Stony Brook 24, Colgate 3
Richmond 31, Lehigh 3
Villanova 55, Bucknell 3
William & Mary 24, Lafayette 3


That Certain Nittany Lion '16 is headed to State College this weekend for the Penn State Whiteout game against Auburn and so Mrs. BGA is handing off our E-ZPass today so he can breeze through the tolls on New York's I-87 on Friday.

We live in rural Vermont, more than 100 miles from the nearest toll booth and so the E-ZPass doesn't get much work. But on those rare occasions when you are on a toll road there's something nice about putting it to work and something really annoying if you forgot it ;-)