FOUR-DOWN FRIDAY: Yale at Maine
It's time for four-down Friday. Here are four things to look for when Yale travels north to face Maine on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Short-handed again: Yale will be without WR Bo Hines for a fourth straight game. It's unclear WRs Robert Clemons and Myles Gaines will be ready to go after missing last week's loss at Dartmouth. It's been tough for QB Morgan Roberts to get his timing down and build chemistry with his receivers because of injury. If all are out again, look for Mike Siragusa and Chris Williams-Lopez to get the majority of the passing targets.
Hot start: Maine has wasted no time moving the ball this season. The Black Bears have scored 53 of their 91 points in the opening quarter and have scored at least a TD in first in four of their five games. Last week, Maine jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the opening quarter against Albany.
Secondary help: DB Foye Oluokun will miss the remainder of the season with an injury and that's a huge loss for the Bulldogs secondary. The junior free safety had eight tackles in two games and blocked two kicks. Oluokun missed last week's game against Dartmouth and it showed, as Dalyn Williams and the Big Green pass game lit up the Bulldogs for 35 points. The Bulldogs will need to find a way to fill that void in order to slow opposing offenses.
Bounce back: Yale put up its worst offensive showing last week since being shutout by Brown in 2012. Deshawn Salter couldn't find any running room, Morgan Roberts and the passing game struggled and Yale finished with just 276 yards of total offense. Sure injuries hindered the offense and Dartmouth's defense was very good, but the Bulldogs need to get the bite back in their high-powered offense against the Black Bears.