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

What Princeton Must Do to Defeat Penn

BY JAY GREENBERG 1) Simplify.  The coaches have talked about not over complicating the assignments for what has become an exceedingly young defensive line. With the exceptions of a few prodigies, freshmen who have cracked the lineup always have been worked in to do specific tasks they have mastered in practice, and ... More

Losses Will Prove Easier to Forgive than Letting Down Now

BY JAY GREENBERG The chances of becoming Princeton’s first back-to-back Ivy League champion have become thin as the Tiger defensive line. So first place has become irrelevant but, to Tom Johnson, it always was until Week 10. “I never see it as only chasing rings,” said the junior linebacker.  “Then, you ... More

Tigers Aim For Best Road Streak In 60+ Years During Showdown Of 2016 Ivy Co-Champions

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here Winning on the road is meant to be challenging. It is supposed to be a disadvantage. Princeton has found a way to make it something far different. The Tigers will play Saturday afternoon in one of their most familiar road venues, Franklin Field, ... More

Tigers Don’t Run the Wishbone, Nor Are They Looking For One

BY JAY GREENBERG In 2016, the Tigers rebounded from an excruciating overtime loss to Harvard to clobber Cornell the following week and run the table to an Ivy League title. This year they suffered an opening Ivy loss late to Columbia and rolled in the next three, including what will be a long-cherished 52-17 smoking ... More

Cornell Rallies, Kicks Late FG To Claim 29-28 Football Thriller

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here Cornell sophomore Nickolas Null kicked the longest field goal by a Princeton opponent in nearly four years, and he did it at the most opportune time for his Big Red teammates. Null's 43-yard field goal with 48 seconds remaining gave the Big Red a ... More

Tigers Worn Down By Cornell, 29-28

BY JAY GREENBERG In the final and simplest analysis, Cornell’s Nickolas Null drilled a 43-yard field goal in the final minute and Princeton’s Tavish Rice missed from 45 just before the buzzer. But as always there were plays not made on both sides of the ball that doomed the Tigers to a painful, 29-28 defeat by ... More

What Princeton Must Do to Defeat Cornell

BY JAY GREENBERG 1) Stop the run. This is a classic matchup between a Princeton defense that is third in the FCS in rushing defense (71.5 yards per game) and a team that can pound it. In its Ivy wins over Harvard and Brown, the Big Red averaged 254.5 yards on the ground (4.5 per carry). Chris Walker, the Ivy ... More

They Are Made to Feel Special, Too

BY JAY GREENBERG When Tavish Rice hits the ball right, the other ten guys on the kickoff team are out there only for conditioning purposes. Even in practice, they don’t run as many gassers as was the case Friday night in Boston, when seven of his nine kickoffs were non-returnable, a few boomed even over the end ... More

Top-Ranked Offense Meets Ivy’s Stingiest Defense In Key League Home Showdown Saturday Night

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here If you're wondering whether last Friday was more trick or treat, your answer should come Saturday night. It had been 50 years since Princeton had a 35-point win over Harvard, and it had been just as long since Harvard had suffered a home Ivy League ... More