Last year, Yale rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Lehigh 54-43. Lehigh is 2-2 and coming off a 52-26 loss to Princeton. The Mountain Hawks have a similar spread offense to Yale’s. QB Nick Shafnisky can beat offenses with his arm and legs. Led by Troy Pelletier, Lehigh is loaded at WR and will spread the ball. Defensively, Lehigh will use an odd front and bring pressure. The defense is similar to Colgate in that way. Rain and wind are expected for game day in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Yale will play four straight road games and will not return home to the Bowl until Halloween when it hosts Columbia.
“A hotel, a queen-sized bed, a good night sleep,” said DB Hayden Carlson about the benefits of playing on the road. “You’re around the guys for the day. It’s good for team camaraderie.”
With Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale 2-0, the Ivy has four teams seeking to reach 3-0 for the first time in recent conference history, at least since 1984.
Penn's upset over No. 4 Villanova was the first win for the Ivy over a ranked non-conference opponent since Yale won 24-10 on the road at then No. 18 Cal Poly on Oct. 5, 2013.
Friday, October 2
Colgate at Cornell, 7 pm [ILDN]
Georgetown at Harvard, 7 pm [ESPN3/ILDN]
*Columbia at Princeton, 7 pm [NBCSN]
Saturday, October 3
Yale at Lehigh, 12:30 pm [SE2]
*Dartmouth at Penn, 3:30 pm [ILDN]
Rhode Island at Brown, 6 pm [ILDN]