Friday, November 01, 2013

4-Down Friday

Here is a look at four things to keep an eye on when Yale hosts Columbia on Saturday.
Bouncing back: Tony Reno said this past week has been the best week of practice the Bulldogs have had all season. An Ivy League title is a longshot at best at this point, so there really is no pressure for the Bulldogs. This should be a game where Yale bounces back, regains some confidence could serve as a springboard to a strong finish to this season.

Protect the ball: Yale’s 11 turnovers over the last three games are reminiscent of last year’s struggles. The Bulldogs already have a small margin for error, making turnovers even more critical. Henry Furman is back under center, which should help. He’s been efficient for the most part this season.

A helping hand: Even if RB Tyler Varga is unable to go, the Bulldogs running game appears to be in good hands. Freshman Candler Rich has 31 carries for 256 yards over his last two games. When Varga does return, Rich will still get a solid amount of touches and that should keep Varga fresh as the season winds down.

Offensive issues: Columbia is starting a freshman QB and will be down its top playmaker in RB Marcorus Garrett, who has been suspended for violating team rules. The Lions are averaging just 7.5 ppg. The Bulldogs aggressive defensive line should thrive against this struggling offense.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garret is suspended.for team violations.

2:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be a game where everyone pats their stats!

3:03 PM 

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