Well Williams got it. And perhaps much sooner than expected.
Williams became the first freshman to start at QB since Mike McClellan was under center in the 1997 season opener against Brown.
looked solid in his debut completing 19-of-30 passes for 250 yards and a
touchdown in Saturday’s 24-21 win over Georgetown. That included a
98-yard touchdown to Cam Sandquist,
the longest play from scrimmage in program history. But he also threw
a lot of things to correct, especially in my game," said Williams
Tuesday. "I was a little nervous with the first snap, but once the game
got going it was football from there
on out. Going into next week, it’s going to get easier to get in the
game quicker, know my reads quicker and just feel more comfortable
leading the offense."
center John Oppenheimer had some issues with his snaps Saturday. A few
of Oppenheimer’s snaps went high and wide, and one resulted in a fumble
that led to a go-ahead score for
the Hoyas in the third quarter. Head coach Tony Reno didn’t seem to be
kind of like a pitcher who throws 100 pitches in the game," Reno said.
"He throws 70 strikes and 28 balls and two wild pitches. John’s been so
consistent for us. A couple of bad
snaps. He’s a hard-working kid and he’ll correct it. Not something I’m
concerned about at all."
legendary coach Carm Cozza: "Snapping on synthetic turf is different
than on grass (Georgetown’s Multi-Sport Field was synthetic turf). Now
he has a game under belt. It’ll help
A RETRO LOOK
Yale's helmets have an old-school look to them. There is no more white and blue outlining the Y. Now the Y stands alone, bringing back the look from the late 1960-1980s.