Saturday, October 22, 2011

Aerial Challenge?

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The Dartmouth Campus

Bruce Wood's Big Green Alert reports that Dartmouth Head Coach Buddy Teevens is looking to throw the ball early and often against the Lions today.

That's a surprising statement coming from the man who has the best running back in the Ivies, namely Nick Schwieger.

But given the Green's penchant for using play action, Teevens may be telling the truth. Now all that needs to be seen is if QB Connor Kempe is up to the challenge. It appears Teevens is trying to give Kempe as much confidence as possible by naming him the starter early this week.

Another factor brought up in Big Green Alert that I had missed is that while Dartmouth has fantastic players in the secondary, the Green pass defense is giving up a very high completion percentage. My theory on that is that opposing teams are choosing not to challenge those corners and settling for lots of shorter stuff that's easier to complete.

Finally, there's a concern in Hanover about running QB's, several of whom have already burned Dartmouth this season. So if Lion QB Sean Brackett feels healthy enough to run regularly today, Columbia may have an edge.

Kickoff is at 1:30. Remember, excellent coverage of the game is available on SideLion Pass, I highly suggest you sign up for it!


At Sat Oct 22, 07:36:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

I keep wondering why Neil Patrick Harris is wearing a Zorro mask and a tux and apparently hustling Times or Bulova watches.


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