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 topple Colgate
Bouncing back from a heartbreaking seven-point loss to Dartmouth, the Yale football team (4–1, 1–1 Ivy) defeated the Colgate Raiders (4–3, 2–0 Patriot) 45–31 Saturday afternoon.
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.
FOOTBALL: Elis go for 4—0 against Dartmouth
A record-setting offensive pace has propelled the Yale football team to its second straight 3—0 start. But this Saturday, the Bulldogs face off against perhaps their most physical challenge yet in the Dartmouth Big Green.
FOOTBALL: Keys to the game against Dartmouth
If Yale can live up to its recent reputation, stop Dartmouth’s running game and succeed in accumulating yards through the air, the Bulldogs have the potential to write a different story than last year.