I noticed on Saturday that Yale is now putting little Bulldogs on their helmets, presumably for good play. This is the first time I can recall it. Since the photo is not as clear as I would have liked, here is a look at the graphic I believe they are using:
Yale upset Penn, 27-13 at the Yale Bowl on Saturday. I watched the second half with my dad, an Old Blue. He’s not real excited about the helmet stickers.
OTHER IVY HELMET NEWS
Princeton reversed their colors on their famed winged helmet as well which was news to me. I prefer the black helmet with orange wings over the current version — orange with black wings.
Yale football helmet goes retro: “Y” no longer outlined
FOOTBALL | Quakers, Elis battle for first – Yale Daily News
Keys to the Game: Yale-Penn – Yale Daily News
Yale quarterback Patrick Witt presents stiff test for Penn defense – The Daily Pennsylvanian
Penn, Yale ready for early Ivy showdown
Yale-Penn Square Off in Philly Saturday – Yale Sports Publicty
With the season half over and the non-league schedule completed the Yale Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) head down the Northeast Corridor to take on the University of Pennsylvania Quakers (3-2, 2-0)tomorrow at Franklin Field for a noon kickoff, televised nationally on VERSUS.
This will be the third trip to Pennsylvania in four weeks and the Bulldogs are hoping they are more successful in Philadelphia than in the Lehigh Valley. They lost to Lafayette last weekend (Lafayette College football team bounces back with solid win over Yale – The Express-Times, Bulldogs Fall at Lafayette, 28-19 – Yale Sports Publicty , the Yale Daily News story was broken which is why I never posted a recap) 28-19 after losing two weeks earlier to Lehigh.
Saturday’s tilt is a big one with Yale and Penn tied with Harvard for first in the Ivy League. The winner stays in prime position for the Ivy League title, while the loser will need help and likely won’t be able to win the Ancient Eight outright.