What Princeton Must Do To Defeat Yale

  • November 11, 2016

JAY GREENBERG

1) Throw

Bulldogs, an unexpected 2-6 overall (2-3 Ivy), have held opponents to 164 rushing yards against (3.8 per carry), but given up 311.5 per game in the air.

2) Throw Some More

Yale has surrendered 27 passing touchdowns. Obviously vulnerable to big plays.

3) Stop Alan Lamar

Freshman running back, hurried into a starting role due to injuries, has three 100-plus yard games already in four weeks. Test for Tigers’ seventh-ranked rushing defense in the FCS (2.64 per carry). Yale won last year on the ground (260 rushing yards), turning the game around from a 14-0 early deficit with 71-yard touchdown run.

4) Pressure Kurt Rawlings

Freshman became a starter last week. Dominant Princeton D-line applying more and more pressure each week with only selective help from the linebackers. But Tigers will hit an inexperienced defense with some selected blitzes in the hopes of . . . .

5) Taking It Away

Princeton’s 20 turnovers forced this season are most in the Ivy League. Turnover margin is plus 11, fifth in the FCS.