Lions Come To Yale Bowl This Saturday
Oct. 26, 2004
The Yale football team (3-3, 1-2 Ivy) is back in Yale Bowl for the third straight week as the Columbia Lions (1-5, 1-2) come to town. The Bulldogs and Lions kick it off at 1 p.m. and can be heard in Connecticut on WELI (960 AM) and WYBC (1340 AM). Columbia is led by former Yale football and baseball player Bob Shoop, who also served as a Bulldog assistant coach. The Series Yale holds a commanding lead in the series at 60-18-2. The Elis' winning percentage against the Lions is their highest (.744) among all Ivy opponents. However, Yale has captured just 7 of the last 12 meetings. The Blue is 34-10-0 on the road against the Light Blue, while Columbia has scored the fewest points against Yale of all Ivy opponents. The Lions have never won by more than 12 points, while the Bulldogs have won 47-0 in 1986 and 93-0 (most ever allowed by Columbia) in 1883.
Memorable Moments in the Yale-Columbia Series Columbia shutout a Yale team in 1961 (11-0) that was coming off an undefeated campaign. It was the fourth and last shutout of the Bulldogs by the Lions... With future NFL players Marcellus Wiley, who played both ways, and Rory Wilfork, Columbia edged Yale 13-10 in 1996 at Yale Bowl... Marty Domres, a future NFL QB, threw for 326 yards in 1966 for the Lions in a losing (44-21) effort... The Lions did not allow Yale to complete a pass in a 1954 game but still lost 13-7... Lou Kusserow picked off four Yale passes in 1945 in Columbia's 27-13 win... Roger Dennis had 139 punt return yards in 1965 as the Lions won 21-7... Ryan LoProto scored on two interceptions, including one from 67 yards, as Yale won in 2000 by 41-0... Yale QB Art Dakos threw five interceptions in a 27-13 loss in 1945... Elis' QB Pete Doherty connected on five TD passes in a 44-21 win in 1966... Chicago Bears' head coach Dick Jauron scampered 87 yards for the deciding score in a 28-14 win over Columbia in 1972.
Yale Grads Coaching Against Yale When Columbia head coach Bob Shoop faced the Bulldogs in 2003, it was the first time a Yale graduate has faced his alma mater as a head coach in 52 seasons. The Elis are 4-1-1 against former players. Here is what happened in the five meetings: 1951 - Ducky Pond '25 (9/22/51 with Bates) - Yale 48, Bates 0 1932 - Amos Alonzo Stagg '88 (10/8/32 with Chicago) - Yale 7, Chicago 7 1931 - Amos Alonzo Stagg '88 (10/17/31 with Chicago) - Yale 27, Chicago 0 1922 - Howard Jones '08s (10/14/22 with Iowa) - Iowa 6, Yale 0 (vs. brother TAD Jones) 1910 - TAD Jones '08s (10/1/10 with Syracuse) - Yale 12, Syracuse 6 2003 - Bob Shoop '88 (11/1/03 with Columbia) - Yale 29, Columbia 14
The Coaches Jack Siedlecki, who has now led Yale to 14 victories in games that the Bulldogs trailed in the fourth quarter, is the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football. Twelve of his 16 seasons as a college head coach have been winning efforts, including five of seven in New Haven. Twenty-one Elis have earned first-team All-Ivy since Siedlecki arrived at Yale, while almost every school offensive record has been broken during that time. The Yale coach is 5-2 against the Lions. Bob Shoop (Yale '88), in his second year as Columbia head coach, is 5-11 overall and 0-1 against his alma mater.
Quakers Get Past Bulldogs A pair of significant school career records fell at the Bowl, but it was Yale that dropped the most important event of the day. The Bulldogs' Ivy championship hopes were dashed in a 17-7 loss to defending champion Penn before 17,737. Yale tailback Robert Carr rushed for 167 yards to break Rashad Bartholomew's (class of '01) school yardage record with 3,047, while QB Alvin Cowan's (12-for-21, 149 yards) only TD pass of the day broke the career mark (36) previously held by Joe Walland '00. That and a Yale defense that refused to break - with an interception, a blocked punt and two sacks -- were the bright spots during a dark day at the Bowl. The Quakers got more first downs (27-12) and rushing yardage (221-164), while their QB Pat McDermott (21-for 35, 276) was very efficient. Tailback Sam Matthews hurt the Elis with 169 yards and a 6.8 average, while there seemed to be no answer to WR Dan Castles (8-131). Matthews scored on a one-yard run at 7:55 of the first quarter to put Penn ahead 7-0 before Bulldog WR Chandler Henley made a diving, 20-yard catch in the back of the end zone with 45 seconds left in the opening frame to even things. Penn PK Peter Stine, playing his first varsity game, booted a 25-yard field goal at 10:35 of the third to break the tie and Matthews, who also added seven catches for 74 yards, added a four-yard TD run to make it 17-7 with 59 seconds left in the same quarter. The Elis had the ball just twice in the fourth quarter and the last possession ended in a Ralph Plumb (7-89) fumble with 1:55 on the clock. That completion was just the fourth of the second half for Cowan, who was 0-for-2 throwing the ball in the second half until that final drive. The turnover marked the second week in a row that Yale fumbled in the two-minute offense. Still, the Bulldog defense bent enough to stay in the game. Linebacker Cole Harris (4-8-12) had his first career interception and his starting partner Ben Breunig had a team-high seven solos and 15 overall stops. Defensive Back Andrew Butler also had seven solo tackles. In addition, the Yale special teams had another strong day. WR Ashley Wright made Yale's first blocked punt of the year in the second half, while punter Tyson Crawford averaged 34.9 yards on eight attempts.
Lions Get First Win Nick Rudd booted three field goals to become Columbia's career leader in three-pointers as Columbia defeated Dartmouth, 9-6, at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. It was the fewest points allowed by a Columbia defense since shutting out Harvard to open the 1998 season. Rudd broke a 6-6 tie with a 19-yard field goal at 13:15 of the fourth quarter. It was the 21st of his career, and passed the previous school record of 20 set by Miro Lovric '83 and later tied by Tom Boccafola '92. Rudd had tied the record with a 31-yarder at 6:24 of the second quarter for a 6-0 lead. He opened the scoring with a season-long 39-yarder at 6:07 of the first quarter, marking the first time this season the Light Blue had put points on the board in the first quarter. Dartmouth's lone score came on a one-yard quarterback keeper by Charlie Rittgers, who tied the score 6-6 at 2:37 of the third quarter. The Big Green missed its opportunity to take its first lead of the game when the extra point attempt sailed wide left. Dartmouth struggled with its kicking game, as the visitors missed field goals of 46, 48 and 41 yards. In addition to Rudd, the Lion defense was the story of the day as it produced its second stalwart effort in as many weeks. The Lions yielded just 222 total yards and 11 first downs on the day. Dartmouth quarterback Charlie Rittgers, who averaged 252.4 yards per game entering today, threw for 147 and two interceptions, one by Shay Murphy and one by Tad Crawford. Co-captain Chuck Britton pursued Rittgers all afternoon and totaled 12 tackles, including two for a loss, and broke up a pass. Ryan Armbrust posted nine tackles and had one of two Lion sacks; Paul Hlavaty had the other.
Defense Doing Its Job The Yale defense, which was giving up 21 points per contest before Saturday, only allowed two-time defending champ Penn 17 points at the Bowl. Penn did have 497 yards of total offense, but the Bulldogs came up with big plays to keep them in the game. Freshman DT Jared Hamilton (1-2-3) got his first varsity action, while DB Andrew Butler had a career day with seven solos and nine overall tackles. DB Matt Handlon (5-6-11) picked up his first career sack, and DB Barton Simmons (6-5-11) had his second straight double-digit tackle day. The Elis broke up five Penn passes, intercepted one and had a pair of sacks. Overall this fall, the Yale defense has allowed just four scoring passes, grabbed six fumbles and picked off six passes while giving up 381 yards per outing.
Henley Making It Look Routine First he made a diving catch at Penn to help the Bulldogs make a miraculous comeback in the second half of a 2003 overtime loss, then he went into acrobat mode to snare an Alvin Cowan pass on the last play of regulation to send last November's Princeton game into OT and a Yale victory. His diving catch against Colgate this season provided the TD to tie the game before the Elis won in the closing moments. Last Saturday, Chandler Henley did it again. With Yale trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, Cowan launched a ball out in front of the junior receiver as he headed into the end zone. Henley, as he turned his body from inside to out, fell backwards and hauled in the pass just after it missed the outstretched arms of a Penn defender for a 20-yard scoring play. Henley leads all Yale receivers with five TD catches and a 14.9 average per catch. He is second in catches (30) and yards (447).
Bulldogs vs. Ranked Teams Yale is now 1-2 against teams ranked in the Sports Network/CSTV and ESPN/USA Today I-AA national polls. The Elis beat Colgate (20) on Oct. 2 for their first win ever against a ranked squad, but fell on Oct. 16 to No. 18 Lehigh. No. 25 Penn beat the Elis 17-7 on Oct. 23.
Carr Racing Into Records Senior TB Robert Carr (Baytown, Texas) now owns the Yale records for both career rushing yards (3,047) and all-purpose yards (3,856) and he is second in rushing touchdowns (27) and rushing attempts (652), but should break the later with a normal (he needs 19) day this Saturday. Carr is fourth in I-AA all-purpose yardage (188.5, tops in Ivy) and fifth in rushing (133.7) this fall. Carr earned Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game honors by rushing for 164 yards and totalling 249 all-purpose yards at Hanover. Carr, whose three receptions at Dartmouth were a career-best, has gone over the century mark in 12 collegiate games (4 of 6 in 2004) and owns the Yale single-game record with 235 yards against Cornell in 2002. Carr, the Oct. 4 Ivy Offensive Player of the Week, leads the Ivies in all-purpose yards per game. The 5-foot-9 sparkplug has earned Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game honors twice this fall. Carr narrowly escaped drowning in Connecticut's Candlewood Lake last July. His saviors turned out to be brave on-lookers who wanted to help when Carr's friends were unable to find him. Carr, who had stopped breathing, was pulled from the lake by Brandon Roy before Nick Nunally resuscitated him. This story was featured on ESPN over the summer and in USA Today on Sept. 16. The Baytown, Texas, native, who owns the Yale record for 200-yard games in a season (2), has made a full recovery.
Rare Breed Junior Tyson Crawford (Dallas, Texas) is a rare breed -- for good reasons -- both on and off the field. His combination of starting punter, starting short snapper and backup fullback are likely to be unprecedented (national survey still in progress) in college football this season. Crawford has averaged better than 40 yards punting in two of the last three weeks and now has a 37.4 yard average this season with seven kicks landing inside the opponent 20. He had already distinguished himself two summers ago when he worked in Moscow as an intern in the corporate financing office of a Russian oil company. Crawford was born and raised in Massachusetts before his family moved to Texas before high school.
Cowan Ties Yale TD Pass Record Senior QB Alvin Cowan (Austin, Texas) etched his name on the top of a 17th school record last Saturday when he connected with WR Chandler Henley on a 20-yard TD pass. That gave Cowan 36 career TD passes, one more than Joe Walland, who played QB for the Bulldogs from 1997-99. Later in the Penn game, the Yale QB made it 18 by breaking the school record for career passing attempts (791). Despite the two records, it was not a great day for the senior, who had his 200-yard game passing streak stopped at three. He has thrown a TD pass in all six games and needs 346 yards to pass Walland (4,832) on that career list. He also needs 582 yards of total offense to reach the top of that career category. The Eli signal-caller, who currently leads the Ivy League in pass efficiency (131.79), had his first four-touchdown performance on Oct. 2 against Colgate. The 2003 Payton Award finalist was banged up early against the Raiders but managed to complete 19 passes for 211 yards while having his only positive (7) rushing yards game this fall. Cowan, who was sacked 13 times in 2002, has been taken down 11 times in six games this season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound former captain, who owns 17 school records and is now second in two other categories, engineered comeback wins against Dayton and Colgate this season. Cowan, the first former Yale captain to suit up the following season in modern times (medical waiver allowed this to happen), owns the Ivy record for total offense in a season (3,429) and broke 15 other school records last fall. He is listed on the Sports Network's 2004 Walter Payton Award Watch.
Bare Footin Senior PK Andrew Sullivan (Minneapolis, Minn.), who had served as the kickoff man the last two years and backed up John Troost on placekicks, moved up to the top job when his kicking partner took a leave of absence for personal reasons this fall. Sullivan has responded by connecting on all 15 PAT tries and four field goal attempts. He nailed a career-long, 38-yarder against Lehigh. The bare-footed kicker earned Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game honors by splitting the uprights from 37 yards with seven seconds to beat Colgate. It was Yale's first game-winning kick with under a minute left since Justin Davis beat Holy Cross (23-22) at Worcester in 2001, Sullivan's freshman year. The last time a Bulldog booted a game-winning three-pointer in the last seconds at Yale Bowl was in 1989 when Ed Perks hit a 28-yarder with 10 ticks remaining.
Captain America Rory Hennessey (Strongsville, Ohio), a 2003 All-America selection who has an American flag tattoo on one of his biceps, is the top professional football prospect on the Yale team based on the inquiries from NFL scouts. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive left tackle, who has been the team's offensive lineman of the week three times this fall, has not allowed a sack during his collegiate career. He and his linemates protected Alvin Cowan well enough for the senior to throw eight TD passes over the last four games, while Robert Carr has broken the school's career rushing yardage record and ranks fifth in I-AA this fall.
Championship Teams Celebrating Members of both the 1974 and 1979 Yale Football teams will celebrate their championship campaigns on Princeton weekend in New Haven. The 1979 squad will have its celebratory dinner on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Ray Tompkins House (RTH) with former assistant coach Dave Kelley serving as the master of ceremonies. The 1974 team dinner is scheduled for Nov. 13 at RTH with the voice of Yale football, Dick Galiette, serving as m.c.
Hail to The Bulldogs For the first time since the U.S. Presidential election process came down to Republicans vs. Democrats, candidates from the same undergraduate institution oppose each other. Since a Yale man (graduate school included) will occupy the White House for the fifth straight term - and both of the current candidates were athletes - we surveyed the largest Bulldog team to see who was getting the most support. The 2004 Yale Football team leans to the right with 62 players voting for George Bush '68 (baseball). John Kerry '66 (lacrosse, hockey, soccer), who shared the Yale campus with his opposition for two years as an undergraduate, got 27 votes while 11 players said they were undecided. The current Bulldogs were also asked who on their team is most likely to become president of the U.S. The clear-cut choice is senior OL Dickey Shanor (Cheyenne, Wyo.), who hails from the same state as current V.P. Dick Cheney. The Rest of the Voting Yale players were also surveyed for other impressions of their teammates. OL Steve Bassermann (Branford, Conn.) was voted the most humorous, OL Matt Lesniak (Boca Raton, Fla.) and LB Ken Estrera (Dallas, Tex.) were named the most intelligent, while RB Robert Carr (Baytown, Tex.) and Alvin Cowan (Austin, Tex.) were voted the most vocal leaders other than the captain.
Leaders Play for Yale Seventy-six Yale football players captained their high school gridiron squads and 58 Bulldogs captained sports other than football (primarily baseball and basketball) before coming to New Haven. Seventy-four Elis were National Honor Society members, while amongst them were five valedictorians, three salutatorians, five student body presidents and four class presidents.
Name the Confusion The 2004 Yale football roster includes two linemen named McCarthy, Ed (Fairfield, Conn.), an who was 2003 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and Kevin (Chester, N.J.), a freshman DL. The Elis have a pair of Wrights in Ashley (Mobile, Ala.), a WR, and Chris (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), the long snapper and a DB. There is a Harris on defense, senior LB Cole (Morrilton, Ark.), and a Harris on offense, freshman QB Ruben (New York, NY). The only players with the same name who are related are defensive back brothers John and Matt Coombs (Bellevue, Wash.). John is a freshman while Matt is a sophomore who transferred from the University of Washington but has four years of eligibility.
Class of 2004.5 Five seniors on the 2004 Yale team were granted a medical waiver to take their final year of eligibility this fall. DL Bryant Dieffenbacher (Ashtabula, Ohio), DB Barton Simmons (Nashville, Tenn.), QB Alvin Cowan (Austin, Tex.), LB Ken Estrera (Dallas, Tex.) and DL Tim Barrett (S. Windsor, Conn.) had injuries at different times over the last four years. They each have red shirts with "Class of 2004.5" on the front. Estrera suffered a potential season-ending injury at Cornell in game No. 2 and Dieffenbacher had one in week five against Lehigh.
Single Digits Are More Aerodynamic Starting linebackers and Dallas natives Ken Estrera (94 to 7) and Ben Breunig (93 to 5) switched their numbers to single digits as did Alex Faherty (New York, NY) who went from 40 to No. 1. None of the three care to explain why they made the changes, but Breunig did say, "Speed. I think we all shaved at least two tenths of a second off our forty times by switching to single digits." Sophomore TB Jordan Spence (Colleyville, Texas), who wore Barton Simmons' (Nashville, Tenn.) No. 3 while the senior DB was recovering from surgery last fall, has No. 20 this fall.
It's Been 95 Years... Since Yale won a national football title (Helms Foundation) in 1909, but the Bulldogs still have more championships (12) than any other school in the country. Notre Dame is second with 11 national titles. In addition, the Elis were the first collegiate football team to win 800 games (now 824) but have since been overtaken by Michigan (837).
Elis on the Tube Yale has six TV games this fall, including five live broadcasts and three home game telecasts. Here is the breakdown:
Game Producing Broadcast Other Information Dayton Time Warner (W. Ohio) no satellite available Lehigh Fox Sports Net (Pittsburgh) available on satellite Penn Comcast CN8 viewable on internet Brown Cox3 Satellite available Princeton YES Network - (tape delay) Satellite available/4 p.m. showing Harvard WLVI (Boston) also WGN (Chicago), other Tribune stations
WGN and HD Net Broadcasting The Game The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) are pleased to announce that the 2004 Yale-Harvard Game will be broadcast live on the Superstation WGN, as well as the High Definition (HD) Net Channel for WGN. Either of these options should be available at many sports bars and venues. The Game will be hosted by Harvard, in Cambridge, on Saturday, Nov. 20. Brian Dowling '69 will serve as one of the color commentators.
Lunching on the Third Hole of the Course Every Tuesday at noon at the Golf Course at Yale Coach Siedlecki and Yale players are available for questions at the football media luncheon, which is held in the Garden Room overlooking the third and fourth holes. LB Cole Harris and PK Andrew Sullivan join the coach this week, while Columbia head coach Bob Shoop will be available for questions via speaker phone.
Practice Makes Perfect There is no practice on Mondays, and normal practice time from Tuesday through Friday is 4:15 to 6:15. Note that Friday times could be altered on travel days. Practice is held on the fields behind the baseball stadium and inside the outdoor track. Inclement weather could bring the team inside to either Coxe Cage or the Lanman Center. Players might be available for interviews before practice around the Smilow Center or out on the fields or after practice. It is best to email Steve Conn to arrange a meeting at least a day before you would like to speak with a player.
Siedlecki By Month Jack Siedlecki, who coached in his first overtime game ever on Oct. 25, 2003, at Penn, is 11-5 in September games for Yale. He swept the opening month of play in three of the last four falls. The Bulldog leader is 18-16 in October and 12-12 in November.
The Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football Says... "This game was similar to last week in the second half. We just didn't have the ball. We went three-and-out, and they had a couple pretty good drives. We created a great opportunity for ourselves with the blocked punt and we didn't move it a yard. We ran the ball very well in the first half. We had a couple opportunities ­ a big penalty on the first possession knocked us out of a drive, and we had another penalty in the second half on a big play for a first down. When you're not clicking, those things get magnified. We had tremendous expectations and we haven't lived up to them. We've got to make a decision about what we're going to do. Are we going to play hard and keep going after it?"
90th Season in Yale Bowl Since opening the national historic landmark in 1914 with a 36-0 loss to Harvard before a full house, the Bulldogs have gone 348-183-21 (552 games) in Yale Bowl. In recent times the Blue has had five home and five away games each fall, but the average for the 89 seasons is 6.2 home contests per year. Since formal Ivy play began in 1956, the Elis are 111-72-3 vs. Ancient Eight foes at home. Many famous people have played against Yale at the Bowl, including Heisman Trophy winners Dick Kazmaier (Princeton), Glen Davis (Army), Tom Harmon (Michigan) and Doug Flutie (Boston College).
Yale Bowl Renovations Work has begun on the restoration project that will include among other things a plaza area, upgraded pressbox, new seating, exterior wall & portal work, new perimeter fencing with iron gates and a new drainage system.
Bowl is Half Full Yale, for the first time since 1985, led Division I-AA in attendance last fall with 23,578 per game over five dates. The Elis have been ranked among the top 30 schools in attendance the last dozen years. The Yale-Colgate game drew 17,089 on Youth Day, while 13,123 were on hand for Lehigh. The largest home crowd of the year was on Oct. 23 against Penn with 17,737.
Bulldog Bites Yale has just two lost fumbles this season, both by a wide receiver during the two-minute drill over the last two games... Sophomore WR Ashley Wright (Mobile, Ala.) snared his first catch as a Bulldog against Lehigh and blocked his first punt on special teams against Penn.... Yale has lost two defensive starters to injury, LB Ken Estrera (Dallas, Texas) and DT Bryant Dieffenbacher (Ashtabula, Ohio)... DL Brandt Hollander (Indianapolis, Ind.) is the first Eli freshman to make the weekly team awards chart. He had his best day as a Bulldog with a pair of tackles against Penn and shared the defensive line award.
Lone Star Dominance Less than a dozen Texas natives played for Yale from the mid 60's to the middle of the 90's. Nineteen players from the Lone Star State are on this year's roster -- a team-high -- and eight of them showed up on the initial two-deep depth chart. Texas, now recruited by assistant coach Matt Dence, forms the core of the Yale lineup for the second straight year. The starting QB, TB and one LB (it was two before Estrera got injured) all come from the land of the big. There are seven players from Dallas.
Bulldogs Impact the NFL Eric Johnson '01 missed the 2003 NFL season with an injury after having a sensational (36-catch) rookie season in 2002 with San Francisco. He was a receiver at Yale but is now a TE who is now second in the NFL with 45 catches ( 484 yards and two TDs)... Johnson had a career-best 13 catches for 162 yards and a score in a 31-28 OT win over Arizona on Oct. 10... Dick Jauron '73, an Ivy League star runner and former NFL special teams All-Pro, was the head coach of Chicago for five seasons before being fired last winter. He is now the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, who beat the Bears on opening day... Chris Hetherington '96, who has played eight seasons (Colts, Panthers, Rams, Raiders) in the NFL as a running back and special teams player, was cut by Oakland a week before the 2004 campaign... Nate Lawrie '04, drafted by Tampa Bay, has moved around between the Bucs and the Eagles pratice rosters since then.
Radio, Internet, Home Page and Hotline NEWS/TALK 960 WELI broadcasts Yale football this fall on 960-AM. Yale football coaching legend Carm Cozza and Dick Galiette, in his 32nd season as the voice of the Elis, provide the call of the action. If you are not within listening range of WELI, you can call TEAMLINE at 1-800-846-4700 and enter Yale's four-digit code of 5682. WELI's Jerry Kristafer begins home game coverage from the Bowl with a half-hour tailgate party, then Galiette and Cozza take over for the pre-game show, which features interviews with head coach Jack Siedlecki and a Yale player. Engineer Tom Ivanovich adds the finishing touches on the broadcasts.WYBC (1340-AM), the Yale student station, also covers each game and has a 30-minute pre-game show that includes an interview with Eli head coach Jack Siedlecki. Sports Director Alex Goot anchors the coverage this fall. All 10 Yale games this fall can be heard live on the internet at www.yalebulldogs.com. Information on all of Yale's 35 varsity sports, including football, is available on the Yale Athletics Home Page. The address is: www.yalebulldogs.com. The football home page is maintained by Sam Rubin '95 and the Yale Sports Publicity Office. Information about upcoming games in addition to historical data and many photos of the past and present are also featured. The latest scores and game information from Yale varsity athletics are available by calling 432-YALE. The Yale Sports Hotline is sponsored by Barnes & Noble at Yale University, which is located on Broadway. Call 1-888-730-YALE for a copy of the store's fall catalog.
Walter Camp Yale Players of the Game For the seventh straight season, the Walter Camp Football Foundation honors Yale's game MVP as the Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game. This award is handed out both at home and on the road.
WCYPG 2004 Game Player Pos. Stats Dayton Carr RB/KOR 172 rush, 50 return Cornell Estrera LB 4-7-11 (injured during game) Colgate Sullivan PK Game-winning FG, 4-4 PATs Dartmouth Carr RB/KOR 164 rush, 70 return, 15 receiving Lehigh Cowan QB 287 passing yards Penn Breunig LB 7-8-15, PBU
Bulldogs in OT Yale's only two extra-session games since the NCAA adopted the OT rule came last fall. Yale fell 34-31 at Penn and beat Princeton 27-24 (2 OT) on the road. The Bulldogs have yet to play overtime at Yale Bowl.