Sunday, September 7, 2008

In Case You Missed It

The Citadel will be Princeton's first football opponent of the season. Not surprisingly, the Bulldogs lost their game this weekend 45-17 at Clemson, just as it was no surprise that they won their opener 54-7 over Webber College. For those who don't know Webber, it is an NAIA school, one whose ability to spin is to be admired for this rather euphemistic headline on its official Website: "Warriors Put Seven On Board Against The Citadel." This is the same site, though, that mentioned that the Warriors are now 0-2 after a "21-23 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point."

The Citadel, who is off next weekend before hosting Princeton Sept. 20, threw for 338 yards against Clemson, though that was largely because the Bulldogs were behind all game. A week earlier in the Webber game, the Citadel attempted just 19 passes while rushing the ball 42 times.

Princeton's second game, and home opener, is against Lehigh, which opened yesterday with a 19-0 win over Drake in the rain and wind of the remnants of Tropical Storm Hannah. Lehigh ran the ball 53 times in the game and threw it only 12, though two of those passes went for touchdowns, including an 85-yarder.

Colgate's game at Coastal Carolina was postponed until Sunday afternoon. The Raiders opened their season with a 42-26 loss to Stony Brook.

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