The Big Green is 2-1, losing only the No. 4 New Hampshire on the road. Dalyn Williams is dynamic and one of the Ivy’s top QBs. They spread the field well and have a ton of weapons, including WRs Bo Patterson, Ryan McManus and RB Kyle Bramble. Defensively, they are very good up front. Dartmouth led the Ivy in points allowed last season. It was very stingy in the red zone in a win over Penn last week, holding the Quakers to a pair of field goals in their three red zone opportunities.
“When the preseason polls came out, Dartmouth had every reason to think they’d be picked No. 1,” Tony Reno said. “They beat Princeton the last game of the year last year. They came within a field goal of beating Penn and Harvard.”
So. WR Myles Gaines and So. DL Ben Bedard are both out for the season due to injury, Reno said Tuesday.
Gaines suffered an injury in the second half of the win against Cornell. Bedard was injured in practice last week. Both are expected to redshirt.
RB Everett Johnson broke through the line and scored on a 34-yard touchdown run with just over 5 minutes to play on Saturday.
Johnson plays some special teams and serves as a scout team running back.
“He hasn’t had the chance to get many carries,” Schmittgens said. “I think I was the first one out there when he scored. You like to see those guys that work hard, get some payoff from it.”
Added Reno: “He’s a great back. He’s just behind three really good players. He showed his ability on that run Saturday.”
A pair of former Yale players – Chandler Henley and A.J. Haase – are both on the Vanderbilt coaching staff. Both are offensive graduate assistants.
Henley was a WR and Haase was a TE, both part of Yale’s 2006 Ivy League championship team. Vanderbilt is 1-5 this season.
Take a look at Yale’s pregame notes for Saturday’s game against Dartmouth, which includes this week’s two-deep depth chart.
Here’s a look at this week’s Ivy League schedule…
Holy Cross at Brown, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Monmouth, 1 pm
Cornell at Harvard, 1 pm [FCS]
Penn at Fordham, 1 pm
Princeton at Colgate, 1 pm [CAMPUS INSIDERS]