Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday leftovers

Here are some more notes for the week…

Scouting Maine

Tony Reno says Maine will be one of the best, if not the best, team Yale will face this season. The Black Bears are very experienced with a ton of speed along the perimeter both at DB and WR. Maine has a pair of versatile QBs in Dan Belcher and Drew Collins, and a big, athletic OL. RB Nigel Beckford is a talented back and a Bridgeport native. Reno says Maine has a complete offense. Defensively, Maine has enough threats up front where it can get to the QB, but the Black Bears will bring pressure.

Heading north

Playing at Maine on Saturday will be the most northern place Yale has played. The previous was Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1940s.

Familiar place

Yale DL coach Jordan Stevens, DC Steve Vashel, OC Kevin Cahill and Bulldogs director of football operations Chris Gennaro have all either coached or played at Maine.

CAA Opponents

Yale has faced Maine, William & Mary, New Hampshire and Villanova. Yale was set to play Townson in 2001, but the game was canceled because of the 9/11 attacks.

Ivy schedule

Saturday, October 17

*Princeton at Brown, Noon [ASN/ILDN]
Dartmouth at Central Connecticut State, Noon
Cornell at Sacred Heart, 1 pm
*Penn at Columbia, 3:30 pm [ESPN3/ILDN]
Harvard at Lafayette, 3:30 pm [LSN/ESPN3]
Yale at Maine, 3:30 pm [WVII-TV/WPME-TV/FCS]

4 Comments:

Anonymous John Walsh said...

I'm pretty sure Yale has played Towson. If I remember correctly Yale put up 60+ points.

11:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. It's Towson (one 'n') not TowNson, and Yale beat them 62-28 in 2003 at the Bowl.

Also, a quick glance at a map sure seems to indicate that Hanover, NH is further north than Madison, WI.

7:00 PM 
Blogger gogringo said...

Already played the best team they will face this year and lost 35-3

2:46 PM 
Anonymous Geordie said...

Harvard is highly ranked again this year.

10:53 AM 

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