Post by KY Crusader 75 on Sept 16, 2016 13:38:46 GMT -5
Bucknell-- after losing 7 in a row to Cornell, Bucknell, an improved program no doubt, won the last two 20-7 and 19-14. Bucknell is the better team and is at home
Yale- Yale has won the last three against Colgate, putting up a lot of points in winning 39-22, 45-31, then 29-28 last year. Yale has opened its last 9 seasons by beating a Patriot League teams, most often Georgetown, but Lehigh in 2014 and a good Colgate team in Hamilton last year.
Princeton- Lafayette has had six straight losing seasons and one has to wonder when Frank Tavani will get whacked. Lafayette has lost its last 8 games versus Princeton including 40-7 last year in PA. Lafayette is improved, I think, but Princeton should prevail
Pennsylvania- Lehigh posted a nice 42-21 win in PA last year, but Penn improved over the season winning its last 6 games including a 35-25 win over Harvard
Holy Cross-- I've gone back and forth on this game. HC destroyed Albany 37-0 last year and if we do that another dozen times in a row I may start to forget the sickening loss in 2014. Last year HC got 163 yards on the ground and 186 in the air. A 67 yard punt return TD by Kalif helped turn that moderate yardage total into 37 points. Albany was a woeful 15-38 passing for but 124 yards and it appears the Great Danes have shortcomings in the passing game this year as they are 20-37 for only 175 yards in their first two wins. Albany does appear to have a stellar back in Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks who has carried 50 times for 282 yards and 4 TD's. I wish I knew if Brendan Flaherty and, especially, Gabe Guild were going to be playing for our squad. HC had 36 minutes of possession last year -impressive.