FOUR-DOWN FRIDAY: Columbia at Yale
It's time for four-down Friday. Here are four things to look for when Yale returns home to the Yale Bowl to host Columbia at 12:30 p.m.
Roberts response: Yale needs QB Morgan Roberts to get things together. He threw three INTs in the red zone (two in the end zone) last week had has eight INTs over the last three games. It's not all his fault though, as Roberts has not had a healthy group of WRs to throw to all season. Perhaps a game at the Bowl is what Roberts needs to get back on track.
Don't get burned: Yale secondary has gotten beat on one big play after another this year, including several last week against Penn. Columbia has Skyler Mornhinweg, a talented QB transfer from Florida, under center. Mornhinweg can throw the deep ball and has WRs that can stretch the field.
A new look: Yale has won 11 of the last 12 against the Lions. But this Columbia team is no longer the league doormat. Legendary Ivy League coach Al Bagnoli is now leading Columbia. The Lions are having fun and have a newfound energy. Columbia's defense is very good. The Lions snapped a 24-game losing streak earlier this year and held their own against Dartmouth. Columbia may still be a few years away, but this is a program on the upswing. Expect Saturday's game to be a close, low-scoring contest.