FOUR-DOWN FRIDAY: Yale at Dartmouth
Pressure: It’s no secret. Dalyn Williams is a very good quarterback. He has picked apart opposing defenses all season with both his arm and legs. If Yale can get good push up front, pressure Williams and make him get rid of the ball quickly, the Bulldogs could slow that offense. Yale sacked Williams seven times and forced an interception last year.
Tough test: Yale’s secondary will be challenged with two talented wide receivers in Victor Williams and Ryan McManus. Williams is a speedy receiver who stretches the field. McManus, who missed the last two games with an ankle injury, is expected back. He is a strong, physical receiver. Expect Dale Harris to match up with Williams and Rymiszewski to match up with McManus.
Run game: It’s uncertain who will be Yale’s main ball carrier on Saturday. If Candler Rich still can’t go, Deshawn Salter will get plenty of work. Don’t expect another 233 yards on the ground from the sophomore, but establishing the run game and getting balance will be key.
History: Dartmouth has had Yale’s number in recent years, winning the last three meetings. This is perhaps a must-win game for the Bulldogs if they are going to have a chance at their first Ivy title since 2006.