FOOTBALL: Oplinger talks defense
Younger players have made an early impact on the defensive side of Yale’s squad. One notable example, linebacker Matthew Oplinger ’18, has been a major contributor as starting linebacker in his freshman campaign.
FOOTBALL: Elis face tough test against Raiders
The Yale football team’s final non-league contest tomorrow against Colgate may not impact the Ivy League standings, but it will be a key game for the Bulldogs for another reason: It will be a chance for Yale to reaffirm itself as a Division I FCS power.
FOOTBALL: Keys to the game against Colgate
Yale’s matchup against Colgate (4–2, 2–0 Patriot) will be a tough test for the Bulldogs (3–1, 1–1 Ivy). Although the Raiders are a non-league opponent, a win would be valuable for getting Yale back on its feet after its loss to Dartmouth last week.
FOOTBALL: Dartmouth snaps winning streak
For the second year in a row, the Yale football team’s unbeaten start has ended at the hands of Dartmouth, as the Bulldogs fell 38–31 after holding a lead for the entire first half.