Friday, November 15, 2013

4-Down Friday

Here is a look at four things to keep an eye on when Yale travels to face first-place Princeton on Saturday.

Responding to success: Yale won three straight earlier in the season and did not respond well. The Bulldogs followed, dropping their next three. Yale has now won two straight and face a tough challenge against the Tigers. Let's see how they respond this time.
 
Opportunity: Whether starting or not, expect to see Logan Scott at QB on Saturday. He's done well in the limited chances he's gotten. Now is his chance to really prove himself against an aggressive, fast Princeton defense. Scott has managed the game well and has made good decisions. That's what the Bulldogs need against the Tigers.
 
Containing Epperly: QB Quinn Epperly can do it all, highlighting an offense that is averaging 44.2 ppg. The Bulldogs defense needs to contain Epperly and keep him in the pocket. They also have to remained disciplined against the multi-QB sets and play action. It certainly won't be easy.
 
Who's playing?: As he has all season, Tony Reno hasn't said much about injury situations heading into this week. Players like Candler Rich, Kahlil Keys, Grant Wallace and Myles Gaines have done a solid job of stepping in. But the Bulldogs could use playmakers Chris Smith and Tyler Varga now, more than ever, after missing multiple games. 

5 Comments:

Anonymous John Walsh said...

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when the Register doesn't bother to send a reporter to New Jersey to cover the Yale-Princeton game.

6:08 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big change since I graduated in 1976. There seems to be very little public interest in Ivy football, and especially in New Haven, where the team has continued to be fair. Yale should consider hiring a Offensive or Defensive coordinator from a successful D-1 program to be head coach and get us back on winning ways. I do believe this will create some interest and increase donations to Yale.
Our current state of affairs is low-level status quo.

11:34 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Harvard game continues like yesterday's breakdown-on-every-level catastrophe, they should consider hiring anyone. Lack of preparation, astonishingly poor in-game coaching. Going for two on the first TD of the game? Onsides kick down a point in the first quarter? Three passing plays on the last possession of the first half to ensure Princeton gets the ball back AND with all its time outs? Calling a time out on a short field goal we wind up blocking? And those are just a few of the the first half mistakes. Hard to believe they could bounce back from that debacle in a week.

2:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:45 pm hit the nail on the head

11:57 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys suck

5:10 PM 

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