Tag Archive: Yale Sports Liveblog: Live Blog

  1. The captain strikes

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    Captain and linebacker Bobby Abare did what he does always. Abare picked off Anderson for his fourth interception of the season and the tenth of his career — the ten is the most in Yale history for a linebacker.

    His return to the 17-yard line has the offense in prime field position to add some points on the board. Once again, the defense is making things easier for the offense — something the unit has done all season.

  2. Princeton D holding its own

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    The Yale offense was looking good early but the Tiger defense has stiffened after the quick score. Hart has seen a ton of pressure and the Tigers have gotten to him for a couple sacks. McLeod is still enjoying success but Yale still hasn’t managed to string together a solid drive.

  3. Princeton drive stalls, shanked punt

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    A promising Princeton drive stalled on the 50-yard line and a rare shanked punt by punter Ryan Coyle has given the Elis the ball on their own 30-yard line.

    Princeton can’t afford to allow good field position — if the Bulldogs are able to put another touchdown on the board, this game may become out of reach. The Yale defense is just that good.

  4. End of first quarter

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    After 15 minutes of play, Hart’s 5-yard touchdown pass is all the scoring so far. The Bulldogs take a 7-0 lead in the second quarter and the Tigers will look to continue on a potentially good drive. The Tigers will face a 2nd and 12 on their own 41-yard line.

  5. Turnover on downs for Yale

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    On a fourth and two on the Tiger 26-yard line, the Eli coaching staff decided to go for it and hand the ball off to McLeod for the first down. McLeod never could get his legs under him in the slippery conditions, however, and fell a yard short. The Tiger offense will be back at it on their own 25.

  6. Yale dominating

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    On both sides of the ball, the Bulldogs are having their way with Princeton. The defense forced a three and out on the Tigers’ second drive and the offense is moving the ball well. Tailback Mike McLeod has run the ball well and Hart has found open receivers with frequency thus far.

  7. Yale takes advantage

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    The Bulldogs weren’t willing to let this opportunity slip by and put the first points on the board with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brook Hart to Jordan Forney. The 5-play, 24-yard drive lasted just over two minutes.

    It looks like the Eli offense is continuing where it left off last week — but this time with points. Yale gained 368 yards of total offense in the win over Brown last weekend, but only put up 13 points.

  8. Well, that was easy

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    On the game’s second play, Tiger quarterback Brian Anderson’s option pitch wasn’t handled by running back Jordan Culbreath and the Elis were able to pounce on the pigskin.

    This is exactly what the defense needs to do and has done all season — force turnovers and give the Bulldog offense a chance. We’ll see if the Elis can take advantage.

  9. Conditions’ effect on first play

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    The slippery conditions were evident right off the bat. On the kickoff return, the Tiger returner slipped and fell on the Princeton 23. The Tigers will not look to get something going on the nation’s top scoring defense.

  10. Yale-Princeton Kickoff

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    In a rainy, ugly day here in New Haven, the Bulldogs and Tigers are set to battle for the 131st time. After an introduction of all 40 seniors affiliated with the team, the Elis won the coin toss and chose to defer the ball to the second half.

  11. Almost putting the game away

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    On a 2nd and 10, linebacker Jay Pilkerton had a chance to put the game away after a tipped pass landed in his hand. But the linebacker wasn’t able to hold on — just another chance given to this Bear offense.

  12. Weird sequence

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    So for some reason, Brown’s kick returners thought there was a need to start throwing around laterals with over 3:30 left on the clock. The Bears threw two — one forward — and both landed on the ground. The forward lateral penalty brought the spot of the ball back inside their own 20.