The 2-1 Big Green will visit the Yale Bowl at 1 PM ET on Saturday and the game can be viewed on the ILDN. Dartmouth enters the contest after a 37-24 loss to Penn last Friday. Penn was able to put significant pressure on QB Jack Heneghan forcing two ugly interceptions from the junior signal caller. Sophomore RB Miles Smith ran for 95 yards on just 5 carries last week, so the Bulldogs will need to limit his big play ability to stay in control of the game. Most importantly for Yale, we must cover WRs Hunter Hagdorn and Drew Hunnicutt to derail Teevens’ offensive plans. We’re hoping to see Marquise Peggs and Dale Harris out there in the secondary this week, but haven’t received confirmation if they are both ready to go. Teevens is the type of coach that cannot adequately make in-game adjustments, so punching Dartmouth in the mouth early on can set the Elis up for a huge victory.
Defensively, the Big Green were gashed all day by Penn QB Torgersen and Penn RB Solomon. Salter, Rich and Moore should be able to pound the ball against this defense and make Yale’s former defensive line coach Duane Brooks wish he had never left New Haven. If Tre Moore can limit his mistakes passing the ball and the offensive line can keep defenders at bay, we can put up 28+ points on this defense. This Dartmouth team is not the same unit that handled the Bulldogs 35-3 last year.