Tuesday news and notes
Here are some notes on the victory, the upcoming game against Dartmouth and more from Tuesday’s media luncheon…
“Start fast and finish strong,” he said. “We talked about it all week. Playing through whistles, being physically and mentally aware every single snap. Guys took that challenge. We had large improvements from game two to game three in all areas. I was happy with play up front. We got great contributions from our LB core. We controlled the run game. Our OL and RBs had a great game. We’re nowhere near where we want to be but definitely better than where we were after second game.”
LB Matt Oplinger had two sacks against Lehigh.
“We showed improvement,” he said. “We stopped them early. Unfortunately, we didn’t play a complete game. We started slow after halftime. The DL was physical and played really well. On the back end, the DBs were great in pass coverage. But we have so much room to get better. But there’s improvement. Seeing growth and we’re excited about that, and want to keep getting better.”
Yale has 49 penalties through its first three games. Yale has been able to overcome that issue so far, but when playing teams like Dartmouth, that margin for error is much smaller.
“We need to improve on that area immensely,” Reno said. “That and turnovers can directly affect the outcome of game. We need to get better on that for sure.”
QB Morgan Roberts has completed passes to at least seven different players in each of his first three game.
Yale fell 24-6 to Brown on Saturday at Clint Frank Field. Some players that played well were QB Tre Moore, TE John Lager, along with DEs Ian Baker and Bronson Krull. I will try and get some more info on this.
The 12 points Yale gave up to Lehigh were the fewest the Bulldogs allowed in a non-league road game since a 24-10 win over Cal-Poly in 2013.