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With the Ivy Football race nearing the far turn and entering the stretch, league leading Yale journeys tomorrow to the City of Brotherly Love to take on dangerous Pennsylvania.
Both the Elis and the Quakers boast explosive offensives and both are coming off convincing wins over tough opposition.
Yale demolished Dartmouth 45-14 last week, while Penn upset Harvard 38-29. Both teams have potent ground games, while Penn also has a lightning serial combination in Quarterback Gary Shue and end Doug Clune.
Since most of the Elis' 405 yard per game total offensive effort comes on the ground, they will stick with their explosive wishbone formation.
Sophomore quarterback Tom Doyle, who gained 160 yards himself against Dartmouth last week, conducts the Eli onslaught. He either feeds the pigskin to burly fullback Tyrell Hennings, who averages 4.4 yards per carry up the middle, or tosses it to speedsters Dick Jauron and Rudy Green, who are dangerous outside ramblers.
Penn counters with squat halfback Adolph Bellizeare, who stunned Harvard defenders last week with a two-touchdown, 203 yard performance. If Bellizeare is stopped, the Quakers can take to the air with a proven product in Shue-to-Clune. The game should be high scoring.
Dartmouth, reeling after last week's trouncing in New Haven but still very much in the title picture, hosts Columbia this weekend.
The Lions are coming off a 14-0 blanking of Cornell in which Quarterback Don Jackson had perhaps the finest passing day of his career, hitting on 20 of 33 passing attempts. With Jackson clicking to veteran receiver Jesse Parks, the Big Green defense could be in for another rough afternoon.
Columbia also deploys the league's leading defense, which will have its hands full stopping experienced Dartmouth quarterback Steve Stetson and power runners Rick Klupchak and Ellis Rowe.
Cornell should have little difficulty dispensing with hapless Brown at Providence on Saturday. After stunning Yale two weeks ago, the Big Red fell to Columbia last week and will be looking for revenge.
Utilizing a paper-I offense that employs hard-nosed running backs Dan Malone and Horace Bradshaw, the Big Red should slice through the porous Brown defense like a not knife through cheese.
With a 2-2 league record, Cornell is still in the race for the Ivy Crown, and should have no difficulty offing the winless Bruins.
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