The Numbers Multiply and Still Don’t Add up

BY JAY GREENBERG Princeton outgained Yale 527 yards to 513 on Saturday during a game in which the Bulldogs had the ball 41 minutes to the Tigers’ 19.  Nope, no typos there; the incongruous numbers speak to the Tigers’ explosive playmaking ability but also to how quickly they put the defense back on the field­, ... More

Kanoff, Horsted Set Single-Season Records, But Tigers Drop 35-31 Shootout To Ivy Leader Yale

Published on | Read the full article here Chad Kanoff and Jesper Horsted broke 34-year-old single-season records on the same play and the Princeton defense got another heroic effort from junior linebacker Tom Johnson, but the Tigers dropped a third straight heartbreaker 35-31 in front of ... More

Tigers Give Whatever They Have Left But Lose 35-31 to Yale

BY JAY GREENBERG Next man up, of course. But with one game to go, the Tigers' season has become a race to see if, indeed, there is going to be even one man left. There is no such thing as a moral victory, not even in the Ivy League when you are terribly overmatched and still give it the ‘ol Old Nassau try to ... More

What Princeton Must Do to Defeat Yale

BY JAY GREENBERG 1) Limit Zane Dudek: Freshman tailback is averaging an insane nine yards per carry. “Makes the jump cut and accelerates,” says Coach Bob Surace.  “When he sees a gap, he is going right there.”  Yale has video evidence of Penn running for 331 yards against a depleted Tiger defense a week ... More

There is No Catch to What Makes These Wide Outs So Good

BY JAY GREENBERG Stephen Carlson has watched the catch-that-wasn’t enough times to confirm what was in his heart and in his hands from the time he rolled over clutching the ball with three seconds remaining. It was a sensational grab–tipped by Carlson over the Penn defender to himself and grasped firmly ... More

Football Looks To Honor Senior Class, Knock Off Ivy Leader Yale, During Alumni Weekend Showdown

Published on | Read the full article here The most historic rivalry in the Ivy League will be renewed on Powers Field Saturday afternoon, and for the fourth time in the last five seasons, it will have championship implications in the Ivy League. Yale (7-1, 4-1 Ivy League) comes to Princeton ... More

Tiger Captains Gather to Celebrate The Gift of Their Lives–and The Gift of Life

BY JAY GREENBERG Vic Ruterbusch went down 1000 feet into the sea as a Navy diver, and, as a psychiatrist, has gone even deeper into the souls of our most elite fighting men. Yet at the bottom of his heart, he cherishes no experience in life greater than the one he will share Saturday on Powers Field at Princeton ... More

“It Wasn’t Even Close; That’s What Makes It So Hard”

BY JAY GREENBERG There is video to prove that Princeton really beat Penn on Saturday, even if the record will forever show otherwise, and even if, however many catches Stephen Carlson totals in his excellent career, the number will exclude the best one he ever made. We risk that grand declaration because it is ... More

Gutsy Football Comeback Appeared Destined For Last-Second Win, But Waved Off In 38-35 Loss

Published on | Read the full article here It was a moment of euphoria for a Princeton team that had been ravaged by injuries over a four-week span, and yet temporarily seemed to regain control of their own destiny in the 2017 Ivy League race. Chad Kanoff lofted a perfect pass into the deep ... More

With a Non-Catch to an Apparent Victory, Tigers Have Their Hearts Broken, 38-35

BY JAY GREENBERG PHILADELPHIA -- It didn’t seem like any defeat could possibly hurt more than Princeton’s in overtime here two years ago, after having a chip shot field goal blocked at the end of regulation.  But it turns out the dictionary needs a stronger word than excruciating. Princeton, down 24-7 in the ... More