Oversigning: The unexamined immorality of the SEC

After putting on a 60-minute clinic on smash mouth football on Saturday, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama left a ton of college football fans anxious for a rematch between the two, this time for all the marbles, in January. Even though I’m one of the biggest fans of Southeastern Conference football in […]

Reconsidering the fake punt

There are a select few championship-caliber head coaches who have seen their successfully executed gadget plays vault them to the upper echelon of the college football landscape. Big name coaches such as Chris Peterson of Boise State and Les Miles have established reputations due to their timely trick plays. Peterson’s Broncos, for example, became media […]

FOOTBALL | Keys to the Game

As the Yale Bulldogs try to stay in contention for the Ivy League title on Saturday, they must be just as amped for this game as they should for their game in Cambridge in two weeks. While Yale still has a shot at the championship, Princeton’s season has been disastrous; the Tigers come into this […]

FOOTBALL | Keys to the Game

In a battle for second place in the Ivy League football standings, the Yale Bulldogs and Brown Bears will meet up at Brown Stadium in Providence on Saturday at 12:30. The Elis are fresh off an emotional 31-28 victory against Columbia, in which Jesse Reising preserved the win by knocking down a fourth-down pass attempt […]

FOOTBALL | Keys to the Game

Coming off a disappointing 20–27 loss to Penn, the Yale Bulldogs will host Columbia in the Yale Bowl on Saturday. Columbia is 3–3 on the season, with a 1–2 conference record, while the Bulldogs are 4–2 with a 2–1 Ivy League record. Establish a ground game Even if Patrick Witt is the Ivy League leader […]

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FOOTBALL | Battles in the trenches

Despite a slow start, the Yale defense, buoyed by an experienced defensive line, has been winning the battles in the trenches. With the graduation of defensive standouts Travis Henry ’10, Larry Abare ’10 and Paul Rice ’10, it wasn’t a stretch for many to think that the Bulldogs would suffer from some growing pains. Yale’s […]

FOOTBALL | Keys to the Game

Milk the clock The Yale football team faces its last non-Ivy test Saturday at noon when the Fordham Rams come to the Yale Bowl. The Rams bring in a young and talented offense, led by sophomore quarterback Blake Wayne. Wayne has been impressive the past two weeks, especially last Saturday when he torched the Lehigh […]

FOOTBALL | Keys to the game

Finish Strong: Yale’s defense has only allowed six fourth quarter points, but Dartmouth’s offense has outscored its opponents by a 62-14 margin after halftime in its first three games. Yale, who only have a 34-27 margin in the second half over its opponents, will have to watch out for a Dartmouth offense that has shown […]

FOOTBALL | Off dramatic win, Elis take their act on the road

Last weekend couldn’t have been more different for the Yale and Cornell football teams. While the Big Red were mauled, surrendering 41 points in a blowout loss at Wagner, the Bulldogs, behind running back Alex Thomas ’12 and quarterback Patrick Witt ’12, triumphed in a 40–35 last-second, gut-wrenching Yale win over Georgetown. On Saturday, the […]

FOOTBALL | Bulldogs hosting Hoyas in opener

It has been 10 months since Tom Williams ended his first season as head football coach, going out after a decision that left many Yale fans scratching their heads and the national media questioning the then-rookie coach’s judgment. But Williams and the Bulldogs are officially putting that agonizing loss behind them as they take on […]

Player Profile, Football: Alex Thomas ’12

Competition for playing time in the Bulldogs’ backfield just got a little more fierce. In the scramble to find serviceable backups for All-American Mike McLeod ’09, one of the gems of the incoming freshman class, Alex Thomas ’12, has thrown his hat in the ring and has the potential to step up and be a […]