1968 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1968 Yale Bulldogs football
Ivy League champion
ConferenceIvy League
1968 record8–0–1 (6–0–1 Ivy)
Head coachCarmen Cozza (4th season)
Home stadiumYale Bowl
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Yale + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Penn 5 2 0     7 2 0
Princeton 4 3 0     4 5 0
Dartmouth 3 4 0     4 5 0
Columbia 2 5 0     2 7 0
Cornell 1 6 0     3 6 0
Brown 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1968 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. The Bulldogs were led by fourth-year head coach Carmen Cozza, played their home games at the Yale Bowl and finished tied for first in the Ivy League season with a 6–0–1 record, 8–0–1 overall.[1] The season is notable for the final game against rival Harvard, which ended in a tie and resulted in The Harvard Crimson's famous headline Harvard Beats Yale 29-29.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28Connecticut*W 31–1433,373[2]
October 5Colgate*
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 49–1429,107[3]
October 12Brown
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 35–1329,511[4]
October 19Columbia
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 29–717,724[5]
October 26at CornellW 25–1320,000[6]
November 2Dartmouth
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 47–2750,304[7]
November 9at PennW 30–13[8]
November 16Princeton
W 42–1752,510[9]
November 23at HarvardT 29–2940,280[10]
  • *Non-conference game

Roster[edit]

1968 Yale Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Brian Drowling Sr
T 70 Kyle Gee Sr
RB 30 Calvin Hill Sr
G 60 Brad Lee
WR 88 Pat Madden
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 12 J. P. Goldsmith Sr
DB 45 Don Martin So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Litsky, Frank (September 29, 1968). "UConns Defeated, 31-14". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  3. ^ Wallace, William N. (October 6, 1968). "Yale Trounces Colgate, 49 to 14, as Alert Defense Recovers 3 Fumbles". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S4.
  4. ^ Anderson, Dave (October 13, 1968). "Yale Wins, 35-13, from Brown; Dowling Paces Bulldogs". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  5. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (October 20, 1968). "Yale Tops Columbia, 29-7, for 12th Triumph in Row". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  6. ^ McGowen, Deane (October 27, 1968). "Yale Beats Cornell, 25-13; Elis Take 13th Straight". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  7. ^ Wallace, William N. (November 3, 1968). "Yale Vanquishes Dartmouth, 47-27". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  8. ^ Vecsey, George (November 10, 1968). "Elis Down Penn, 30-13". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  9. ^ Wallace, William N. (November 17, 1968). "Elis Vanquish Princeton for 16th Straight, 42-17". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  10. ^ Cady, Steve (November 24, 1968). "Harvard Ties Yale, 29-29, on Last Play of the Game; Crimson Tallies Twice in 42 Seconds". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.