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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:28 pm  Reply with quote
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[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.  :oops:[/quote]hanks

Thanks a lot.  I didn't really want to be reminded of that.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:20 pm Reply with quote
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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!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:32 pm Reply with quote
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Can you say "whooped" ?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:07 pm Reply with quote
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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.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:46 pm Reply with quote
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Gate'83,

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

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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
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:21 pm Reply with quote
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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.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:38 am Reply with quote
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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!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:19 pm Reply with quote
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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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