Shutdown

McLeod just doesn’t look as explosive as he usually does. Although credit has to be given to a stout Princeton rushing defense, McLeod hasn’t been able to cutback like he has before and it’s obvious that the toe is still bothering him. On two plays this drive, McLeod has been stuffed by the Tigers almost immediately after receiving the handoff from Polhemus after attempting to cutback in the opposite direction.

Polhemus has more than made up for McLeod’s injury with an impressive second-half performance, using both his feet and his arm to make plays. Polhemus is forcing the Princeton defensive line to maintain containment or risk giving up a huge gain to the Yale quarterback on the ground, which in turn forces the Tiger lineman to slow down their pass rush.

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