Friday, October 25, 2013

4-Down Friday

Here is a look at four things to keep an eye on when Yale travels to Penn on Saturday.

Who’s playing?: Yale coach Tony Reno has listed QB Henry Furman, RB Tyler Varga, WR Chris Smith and LB Andrew Larkin as “day-to-day” with injuries all week. The status of each for Saturday is unknown. Smith and Varga are two of the offense’s top playmakers. If Furman and Varga are unable to go, this will give Clemson-transfer QB Morgan Roberts and Fr. RB Candler Rich a real chance to prove themselves.

Ragone’s status: Penn QB and former Cheshire star Billy Ragone is listed as questionable according to the DP because of an ankle injury. He is No. 5 in the Ivy League in total offense. QB Ryan Becker would likely get the start if Ragone can’t play.

Bouncing back: Yale’s young secondary flat-out got burned last week against Fordham. Look for the DBs to play with a chip on their shoulder and respond in a big way against WRs like Ty Taylor and Ryan Mitchell.

Sibling rivalry: Yale Sr. DE Dylan Drake and brother Tyler Drake, a So. DE for Penn, will square off on Saturday. Dylan has been a key player up front for the Bulldogs. Tyler has had an expanded role this season and came up with a critical sack late in Penn's four-overtime win over Dartmouth.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: The Four Wounded
Chris: I assume the four wounded were at this week's practices. Were any of them wearing casts or walking boots? Were any of them on crutches? If so, who?
Thanks for all you're doing this season.
L et V

12:57 PM 

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