Friday, November 22, 2013

4-Down Friday

Here is a look at four things to keep an eye on when Yale hosts Harvard for the 130th edition of The Game on Saturday.


Ready to go?: It's been the same story for weeks now. RB Tyler Varga and WR Chris Smith are once again game-time decisions, along with QB Henry Furman. The Bulldogs simply need them to return if they are going going to have a shot of knocking off rival Harvard.
 
Motivation: Obviously, Yale will be up and ready for Harvard. But the series has been lop-sided lately, as the Crimson taking the last six. That has to be weighing heavy on the Bulldogs. Also, Yale needs this win to show that the program is really turning the program and for some momentum heading into next season. 
How will they respond?
 
Riding Randall: It's no secret, Yale is going to put the ball in the hands of its top playmaker Deon Randall. He's seen a steady increase in touches the last three games. He had three carries and 13 receptions against Princeton. That should continue, especially if Varga and Smith remain out.
 
Spreading the wealth: QB Conner Hempel likes the spread the ball around and he has plenty of options to do so. Harvard has playmakers that can stretch the field in all directions. The Crimson have had seven different receivers catch a pass in all but one game this season. 

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno's "game time decision" means that the player is still breathing. Has nothing to do with whether he can play. Varga is out of uniform and in a boot, and there's really a question about his playing?
It makes no sense to listen to (or read) anything this coach says.

11:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale is closer to Columbia now than Harvard.

Coach in over his head & defense is shambles.

Yale '86

4:02 PM 

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