Yale Quarterback Faces Conflict Between Harvard Game, Rhodes Interview

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With the Harvard-Yale game just around the corner, many students and alumni have been planning their weekends for weeks. If you ask these people what it would take for them to miss the game, many of them may jokingly say they wouldn't miss it for the world. For the Bulldogs' senior quarterback Patrick Witt, though, this has just become a very real question.

The Yale Daily News reported on Tuesday that its star quarterback has been selected for a final interview for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship on Nov. 19 in Atlanta, the same day as The Game.

Witt, who held a 4.0 GPA while playing on the Nebraska football team, transferred to the Bulldogs in 2009, where he currently holds a 3.91 GPA as a history major. Witt started at Yale as a sophomore, and already holds the team record for most career completions. The backup quarterback, John Whitelaw, has just three pass attempts in his career.

Witt has yet to decide what he will do, but unless something can be worked out soon, Witt will have a big decision ahead of him: help the Bulldogs snap its four-game losing streak against the Crimson or try to help close the large gap between the number of Rhodes Scholars from Yale and Harvard.

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