Saturday, November 11, 2006
Well. I'll be goddamned. Princeton beat Yale today 34-31, in front of more than 43,000 fans in New Haven. Good enough to make me retract my rage of last year. The Tigers are now 8-1, and if they get past Dartmouth next week they will win at least a share of the Ivy League title. And they will have beaten both Harvard and Yale, which is cause for a big bonfire on Cannon Green.
Tryin' to stay cool here.
UPDATE: A commenter says the reported attendance is way off.
Besides maintaining control of the Ivy League race, and more on that in a bit, Princeton will celebrate its first sweep of Harvard and Yale since 1994 with a Thursday night bonfire, starting at 9 p.m. More information will be available during the week at GoPrincetonTigers.com.
The coverage of the game at goprincetontigers.com is pretty good:
Led by senior quarterback Jeff Terrell, who set the fourth-highest single-game passing total in Princeton football history, the 21st-ranked Tigers won the wildest game in the wildest season in a long time. Princeton rallied from three 14-point deficits and one 11-point deficit with 10:52 remaining to stun Yale in New Haven, Conn. The wildest thing of all comes out of the win; the Princeton football team, picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll, is now one win away from its ninth Ivy League title and its first since 1995.
CWCID: The Tiger In Exile.
Counting tickets and maybe a projection of student attendance (for which one does need a ticket) was probably what they did. There were no turnstiles and I did't see anyone counting anything.
The Princeton fans were very impressive in number and volume, though. They had quite a few bus-loads of students and they put the Yale crowd to shame with their cheering, especially during the second half when Coach Sidleicki decided that he didn't really want to win the game.