Saturday, November 22, 2008

Princeton-Dartmouth Football Updates

Updated end of game
Princeton 28-10.
Culbreath goes for 276 yards officially. It is the second-highest single-game total in school history. He did it on 40 carries, for an average of seven yards a pop. He also had two TDs. Culbreath finishes the season with 1,206 yards, the fourth-highest total in school history. He trailed only Elias with 1,731 in 1992, Elias with 1,575 in 1992 and 1,347 by Judd Garrett in 1989.

Updated on final drive
Culbreath with 260. First and 10 Tigers.

Updated 4:24 in fourth
Dartmouth drives but is stopped on the Tiger 5. Princeton ball. Only drama left is if Culbreath gets the record.

Updated mid fourth
Princeton still up 28-10. Culbreath at 252 yards. The top four single-game days:
Elias with 299 vs. Lafayette in 1992
Homer Smith 273 vs. Harvard in 1952
Elias 273 vs. Lehigh in 1992
Dick Kazmaier 262 vs. Brown in 1951.
In other words, Culbreath's day today is the best by a Princeton player in 16 years and the best by a player other than Elias in 56 years.

Updated midway fourth
Culbreath at 249 yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in school history. He needs 24 more yards to tie for second.

Updated 3:24 in the third
Culbreath now at 226 yards on the day, which is the eighth-best single-game total in school history. The record is 299 by Keith Elias against Lafayette in 1992. TigerBlog was in Palmer Stadium that day and tried to persuade then-SID Mark Panus to round up to 300, but Panus wouldn't go for it.

Updated 8:04 in third
Princeton 28, Dartmouth 10
It's the Jordan Culbreath show. Culbreath scores his second TD of the day and now has 224 yards rushing on the day.

Updated a few seconds later
Princeton 21, Dartmouth 10
Dartmouth's Peter Pidermann returns the kickoff 85 yards for a TD.

Updated first drive, third quarter
Princeton 21, Dartmouth 3
Culbreath does the bulk of the work before Anderson finds Billy Mitchell for the short TD pass. Culbreath now has 159 yards for the day. As an aside, Connor Louden is kicking the extra points today.

Updated halftime
Princeton 14, Dartmouth 3
Time for the Bank of Princeton Million Dollar challenge. One fan can win $250,000, and his name is interestingly enough John Kennedy. All he has to do is kick a 45-yard field goal. His kick is about 42 yards short.

Updated 1:16 in the half
Princeton 14, Dartmouth 3
The Big Green go on a big march as Alex Jenny comes on to replace freshman Connor Kempe at quarterback. The drive takes up almost the entire second quarter and ends with a 22-yard Foley Schmidt field goal.

Updated in second
Princeton 14, Dartmouth 0
Blake Clemons intercepts a pass to set up the Tigers deep in Dartmouth territory. Anderson caps the quick drive with a two-yard run.

Updated 1:00 in first
Princeton drives for nine minutes and gets to the Dartmouth 12 but goes for it on 4th and short and fails. Culbreath does go over 1,000 yards on the drive.

Updated 10:13 in first
Dartmouth drive stalls, and the Big Green fake a field goal. Princeton doesn't fall for it. Scott Britton makes the tackle on kicker Foley Schmidt, who took an option pitch. Princeton ball on the 10.

Updated 11:35 in first
Malcolm Freberg, a defensive tackle, intercepts an Brian Anderson pass and returns it to the Tiger 11. Anderson saves the TD.

Updated 12:30 in first
Joel Karacozoff recovers a fumble on the Dartmouth 43.

Updated 13:06 in first
Dartmouth goes three and out. Jordan Culbreath goes 58 yards for the touchdown on his first carry of the game. Tigers up 7-0. Culbreath now 12 away from 1,000 yards.


It's a very, very cold day here at Powers Field at Princeton Stadium. Temps are in the high 20s, and the wind is howling. The sun is bright, which is a plus. A small crowd is in the stadium now. and the parking lot is relatively full. Princeton and Dartmouth are about 20 minutes away from kickoff.

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