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The Future

Yale Game

Game notes are up:

http://gocolgateraiders.com.s3.am...2/Colgate_FB_Game_Notes_Yale_.pdf

Only change I see is Keyon Washington being back (and the #2 TB).
60salum

Yale game is a must win. With the Spiders coming up, we can't afford to start the season 0-3 (although it worked for us last season)   Crying or Very sad
Gate Raider

The game is being televised by One World Sports network which I never heard of and is not carried by my cable provider.  However, I believe, you can watch it on the Ivy League Network for a fee ($8 bucks?).  Also, Yale has an athletics channel on Youtube and it looks like they will stream the game.  Here is the Youtube link  https://www.youtube.com/user/YaleAthletics  

If anyone knows of another way to watch the game, please post the info.
CR(colorlessraider)

the PL website gives us the game free.
Gate Raider

I'm pretty sure the PL is not covering this game.  I don't see it on their schedule. If you see it, please post a link.
the last indian

I don't get it.  Our site says the OneWorld Sports will cover the game, but when I go to their site there is no mention of football at all.  I search for the term "Yale" and got nothing.  I will try the Ivy network.
Gate'83

If you click on the "watch" tab from our football schedule you get to the One World home page.  From there click on the "schedule" tab on the One World site and scroll down to September 17 you'll see they have the game listed as "Ivy League Football" starting at 1:30.  To watch the game online you have to fill out a registration page... click the "watch" tab on the top of their home page.  I didn't fill it out since I know I'll be otherwise occupied & following via radio at best.
Gate Raider

One World is a TV network.  I believe that to watch the One World broadcast on-line through your computer your cable provider must include the One World network in your cable package.  I have Time Warner cable and they don't carry One World.  I tried to access the One World network.  They asked for my cable provider and location and said their network was not available through my provider.  They suggest I contact TW and urge them to carry One World.  The game is on the Ivy League Network schedule but a fee is charged.  I've watched previous CU-Yale games on the Ivy network and audio and video were good. If the game is being streamed on the Yale Athletics Youtube channel that might be a good option.
the last indian

OK, got it.  One word of caution- if you have subscribed before, the site won't let you create an account.  You need to sign in as a user with your email and password and it will have your credit card info so you can re-subscribe.  I had not gone to this site for several years and yet the info is all there.  If you have forgotten your password you can create a new one.
CR(colorlessraider)

Directv has it in Channel 623.
Gate'83

Back to the game itself, what are folks expecting?  Yale has been very tough on us historically though we gave away last year's game and 2 years ago I think we  would have won if Melville wasn't hurt.  

This time around I'm thinking we've got the veteran team with playoff experience, one game under the belt and two weeks to prepare.  I'm sure it will be close, but I'm expecting no giveaways and to be 1-1 by the end of the day.  Other forecasts welcome!
Gate Raider

Yale always seems to be an annoying game for Colgate.  They stay strong until the end and can come up with plays when needed.  Colgate should be able to handle the run and I'm sure the DB's will do much better than they did against SU.  Colgate needs to do what they always do and that is get the run going and have Melville be the dual threat that he is.  These close games come down to keeping mistakes and turnovers to a minimum.  Do that and I think 'gate's experienced veterans will do fine and get the win.   Nothing new in this one.
jb'74

Agree with both posts, particularly with the observations about last year @ the Kerrdome and the prior season's loss when Mooney filled in for Jake (best performance ever by Mooney for us in a tough spot, and he connected on some nice throws). Each game, both under Coach Hunt, portrayed a team that had a lot of good component parts but that inevitably stalled when the chips were down. I would like to think that that all changed course after last season's second half on the road in Worcester. It's all been rock solid since then { with due deference to our commitment to leave the outcome of every game in question until the last second, and an understandable loss at 'Cuse). Yale is always tough, and they are said to have one of the top incoming classes in 1AA ( I still have alphabet problems with FBS/FCS). I've sat through many painful losses in the Yale Bowl, including drubbings in the 70's; a loss in which Kenny Gamble (playing on borrowed shoes or sneakers) put on what the Bulldog's legendary coach Carm Cozza described at the time as the finest performance he'd yet seen on that field by a running back; and a late game turnaround when a Chris Brown squad in the season after Chattanoga lost on a last second 50 +/- field goal.  We've also had some nice wins there. The Tom Parr/Mark van Eeghan wishbone attack from my generation on campus raised a lot of eyebrows in New Haven, and QB's Dave Goodwin and Gavin McCarney put on memorable displays.  In my view this is the lace-up the spikes, buckle your helmet definition moment for a Hunt team to date. We made a statement in 2015.  We are playing an Ivy League traditional rival. We want to make noise on the national level. On paper, we have credentialed players with experience.  On paper, we have depth.  I think we are well coached, and have a team that is in-shape, healthy, and has intelligence and character on a par with all of the service academies.  I see no reason why, if we play our game,  I shouldn't be leaving the Bowl on Saturday with a small piece of souvenir victory turf in my pocket.
The Future

All good posts.

Yale is 122-18-2 in season openers. That's kind of ridiculous. Colgate's defense looks like it could be really good. Hope special teams is ready for a crazy two point play on Yale's part. They seem to come up with some good ones. Curious to see what Washington does at RB--kid plays tough. Hope Holland gets a bunch of carries--such a good first step--like that they have the pitch play as an option--good to get him outside fast. Think any pass play with a pump fake involved would eat a defense alive with them looking into the backfield. Or just throw the 20 yard back shoulder pass to the sideline. Amazing how many of those Melville completes. Short season. Good week for these guys to get rolling.
Zappa

Our Achilles heel is our DB's, the run defense was outstanding against SU, they play well, we win.
bluefish

will 94 KXZ carry an audio stream??
Gate Raider

[quote="bluefish:1167"]will 94 KXZ carry an audio stream??[/quote]

WKXZ isn't covering the game.  On the Colgate football schedule page scroll to the Yale game and click listen on the right.  It takes you to a radio station will have audio of the game.  If you go to the Yale football/athletics site you can find more than one radio station that is broadcasting the game.  Here is the link for the Yale radio station covering the game.

http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/broadcasts/index

You can also get the radio for the game from ESPN Radio 1300 -New Haven.
Do a Google search on that and it will bring up the link for the station's broadcast.
The Future

I think the DB's are pretty solid. The scheme has them keeping everything in front of them. The three times (I think) they were beat for big plays against Syracuse were the long TD, the catch on the sideline against Castillo and the pass to the big receiver against Daramy. There were really only beat on one of those and there were three very good catches. They really didn't give up much in the red zone--when they stopped playing off so much. I would love to see them not giving up the seven yard out so much--especially when they have a lead in the 4th--and I liked when they did a late shift last year to get the Morgan pick against HC--but everything comes at a cost. Looking forward to seeing what V. Steffen can do this week with a game under his belt and how Afriyie does against Yale's 6'9" OT.
Gate Raider

Yale has 5 guys on the O line that are between 295 and 300 pounds and several more just under that amount.  Obviously, size is not and indication of how good they are. I did not look up the stats on them. 'gate's D line is pretty good and I think they will meet the challenge.  The 6'9' guy could certainly be a factor on extra points which has been a weak point in past years for the Raiders.
Zappa

I hate to bring it up but we lost last years game because Yale scored two points on the "Swinging Gate" play where they lined up after a TD with the kicker holder and center twenty yards from the other eight players, snapped the ball, ran it in for two points and won by one.  Embarassed
Gate Raider

[quote="Zappa:1171"]I hate to bring it up but we lost last years game because Yale scored two points on the "Swinging Gate" play where they lined up after a TD with the kicker holder and center twenty yards from the other eight players, snapped the ball, ran it in for two points and won by one.  Embarassed[/quote]hanks

Thanks a lot.  I didn't really want to be reminded of that.
go'gate

Gate'83 wrote:
This time around I'm thinking we've got the veteran team with playoff experience, one game under the belt and two weeks to prepare.


I am always hopeful but do not like our chances.  We do not have a good recent track record against the Bulldogs.  Our playoff experience feels meaningless, though I don't believe in home field advantage, either.  We gave up a lot of points last season and our kicking game is untested this year.  Logic suggests  that having a game or two under our belt most seasons before the Ivies ever hit the field would benefit us, but somehow that hasn't (always) been the case.

Go 'Gate!
Zappa

Can you say "whooped" ?
Gate'83

Zappa wrote:
Can you say "whooped" ?


I can also say "azz kicking!"  Always great to get an easy one & remind ourselves that this team should be pretty good.
Steve

Gate'83,

Just buy me a beer at Homecoming and you're forgiven.

Go 'gate!
the last indian

Yale

Wow, just back from the game. I was nervous going in and the first several minutes did not clam me down. But what a game. Melville settled down on the second possession and we rolled. Dominated both line of scrimmage. Defense was off the charts. By the middle of the third quarter the Eli's were demoralized. Great win and after last year's screw up, it was great to win in a rout.
A beautiful day
jb'74

Last Wednesday I posted my thought that this Yale game stood out as the potential definition moment for Coach Hunt's tenure to date. How do you spell "KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK" ? I am delighted to say that I left the Bowl with the little piece of the victory turf that I was hoping for. BTW, the Yale Daily News post-game coverage states that today's Colgate win matched the largest margin of victory over Yale in the 102 year history of the Bowl. Perfect weather, countless superb individual performances, a zero fear factor after falling behind, continued clutch performances by the D in the red zone, a total, and I mean total shut down of their run game, our #37 P.A. destroying the 6'9 O- lineman he was matched against, awesome jobs by both of our tight ends (and we thought that position was a ? mark)?, and a great Colgate crowd (I estimate that nearly 500 cars were in the Lot A Colgate tailgate lot near the tennis stadium. I had a chat with a Yale stadium portal ticket monitor, who at first contact had a lot of Gestapo inclinations but was actually a nice guy, who was very impressed with the size of the Colgate fan contingent. He said that Yale's Ivy opponents, other than Harvard for "The Game", never show up. He was floored when I pointed out that we had 2,900 undergrads, and he did his own math on the resultant alumni base. Even more noteworthy was our talking about the fact that about one in ten of the campus men play a D-1 sport). The Team is really sound, understands the challenge it faces next week, and there is definite potential for magic (as long as humility continues to be their byword). Final thought, #4 Abu Daramy will be the real deal.
go'gate

Dominated every facet of the game, just fascinating.  Other than a sack for a huge loss and an unfortunate interception, Melville was superior.  We've got some talented receivers who can jump and haul it in with highlight-reel plays, just like they did at JMU.  With Richmond getting bounced by Stony Brook, our performance at Yale gives me hope next weekend, which will be against a completely different opponent.  One game at a time.  Congrats to the coaching staff.  Anyone know if Pres. Casey attended the game?  Raiders put on quite a show for him!
The Future

Obviously a great game for Colgate. Great to see Owen Rocket chase down the DB on the int.--hustle like that can define a team. Loved the flea flicker. Think they should run that play every game--even if Melville has to throw it away. That will keep a defense honest as much as anything. Colgate made plays for the first time in a few games--and when they do, man are they tough to stop. Castillo's int, Greenawalt's TD, Afriyie coming off the edge (and not getting credited for a caused fumble it seems), Trent Williams making big plays. No on on defense making more than five tackles and most everybody on offense getting a highlight reel play. FG's looking good. A lot of good punts. Loved how the D wasn't playing so far off receivers. Not having an easy pitch and catch seemed to give the D-line the chance to stunt or at the very least get into the passing lanes. Was fun to watch them be that aggressive. Great to see all of the new wrinkles this week--including Maddaluna running the ball. Will be interesting to see what they have in store for next week. Obviously, a few mistakes but a great effort against at team that seems to come out of the gate and at the 'gate with the answers most years.  

The other side of it is that Yale didn't play well--it's always hard to know if that was because Colgate was forcing them into bad plays but their QB play had to be able the worst Colgate will see this year (though other QB's are welcome to try to match it). Richmond beat up Virginia and then was shocked by a good Stony Brook team 42-14. Now, Richmond needs this game--and they are a talented team. I hope Colgate goes after them the way they went after Yale. I think 'gate plays a little bit better when they attack on both sides of the ball.

Go 'gate!

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