2018 Yale Bulldogs football team

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2018 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale Bulldogs script.svg
ConferenceIvy League
2018 record5–5 (3–4 Ivy)
Head coachTony Reno (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorKevin Cahill (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorSean McGowan (2nd season)
Home stadiumYale Bowl
(Capacity: 61,446)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Princeton $   7 0         10 0  
No. 18 Dartmouth   6 1         9 1  
Harvard   4 3         6 4  
Yale   3 4         5 5  
Penn   3 4         6 4  
Columbia   3 4         6 4  
Cornell   2 5         3 7  
Brown   0 7         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The season marked the Bulldogs's 146th overall season. The team played its home games at Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut and were led by seventh-year head coach Tony Reno. They were members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 5–5 overall and 3–4 in Ivy League play to place in three-way tie for fourth.

Previous season[edit]

The Bulldogs finished the 2017 season 9–1, 6–1 in Ivy League play to become Ivy League champions for the first time since 2006 (when they shared the title) and to earn their first sole league title since 1980.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Award Player Position Year
Walter Payton Award[1] Zane Dudek RB SO

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 151:00 p.m.at Holy Cross*L 28–31 OT7,397
September 223:00 p.m.at CornellW 30–2412,801
September 291:00 p.m.No. 16 Maine*ESPN+W 35–147,889
October 56:00 p.m.Dartmouth
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
ESPNUL 18–4110,176
October 131:00 p.m.Mercer*
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
ESPN+W 35–282,861
October 197:00 p.m.at PennESPNUW 23–1010,126
October 271:00 p.m.at ColumbiaESPN+L 10–172,555
November 31:00 p.m.Brown
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
ESPN+W 46–164,478
November 1012:30 p.m.No. 13 Princeton
ESPN+L 43–5912,882
November 17Noonvs. HarvardESPN2L 27–4534,675

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Game summaries[edit]

at Holy Cross[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Bulldogs 21 7 0 00 28
Crusaders 14 0 0 143 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–4 October 14, 2017 W, 32–0

at Cornell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 3 6 7 30
Big Red 14 0 0 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–30–2 September 23, 2017 W, 49–24

Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Black Bears 0 0 7 7 14
Bulldogs 7 7 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–0–1 October 17, 2015 W, 49–24

Dartmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Green 13 14 7 7 41
Bulldogs 7 3 0 8 18
Overall record Last meeting Result
51–41–6 October 7, 2017 L, 27–28

Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 7 7 28
Bulldogs 14 14 0 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Penn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 15 6 2 0 23
Quakers 3 0 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–37–1 October 21, 2017 W, 24–19

at Columbia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 10 0 0 10
Lions 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
73–30–2 October 28, 2017 W, 23–6

Brown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 6 7 16
Bulldogs 14 6 13 13 46
Overall record Last meeting Result
82–34–5 November 3, 2017 W, 34–7

Princeton[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Tigers 21 21 10 7 59
Bulldogs 0 14 14 15 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
77–52–10 November 11, 2017 W, 35–31

vs. Harvard[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 10 3 27
Crimson 7 14 7 17 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
67–58–8 November 18, 2017 W, 24–3

Roster[edit]

2018 Yale Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Trenton Charles Fr
WR 4 Darrion Carrington So
RB 5 Alan Lamar Jr
QB 6 Kurt Rawlings Jr
WR 7 Melvin Rouse II So
QB 8 Patrick Conte So
RB 9 Michael Purvey Jr. So
WR 11 Caden Herring Jr
WR 12 Jamal Locke Sr
WR 13 Keith CJ McCord II Sr
WR 14 Reed Klubnik Jr
QB 15 Nick Henkel Fr
QB 16 Griffin O'Connor Fr
WR 17 Seun Omonije Fr
QB 19 Jimmy Check So
WR 20 Jack Biestek Fr
RB 21 Kamsi Nwangwu Sr
RB 22 Elliott McElwain Fr
WR 23 Noah Aaron Fr
RB 24 Spencer Alston Fr
RB 29 Daniel Debner Sr
RB 33 Zane Dudek So
RB 35 Kyle Ellerson Sr
TE 44 Sasha Hoban So
OL 55 Jacob Hinish So
OL 57 Cubby Schuller Fr
OL 65 Josh De St. Jean Fr
OL 66 Nick Gargiulo Fr
OL 67 Jacob Van de Grift Sr
OL 68 Grant Neagli So
OL 70 Rees LeMay Sr
OL 71 Tyler Jost So
OL 72 Dieter Eiselen Jr
OL 73 Lucas Tribble Jr
OL 74 Sterling Strother Jr
OL 75 Cameron Warfield So
OL 76 Jack Lee Sr
OL 77 Jett Sexton Jr
OL 78 Steven Cepalia Jr
OL 79 Conor Smith Fr
TE 80 J. J. Howland So
WR 81 Kyle Marcinick Sr
WR 82 Jaylan Sandifer Fr
WR 83 Garrett White Jr
TE 84 Garry Raymond Fr
TE 85 Quinn Dawson Jr
TE 86 John Lager Sr
WR 88 JP Shohfi Jr
TE 89 D. Major Roman So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Malcolm Dixon Jr
DB 2 Marquise Peggs Sr
DB 3 Brian Abraham Fr
DB 4 Jaylan Granberry Fr
DB 5 Miles Oldacre Fr
DB 6 Jaelin Alburg Jr
LB 8 Brendan MacPhee Jr
DE 9 Osorachukwu Ifesinachukwu Fr
LB 10 Tré Moore Sr
LB 13 Jack Westafer Jr
LB 15 Jordan Carey So
DE 16 Reid Nickerson Fr
DB 17 Kennedy Kosmalski Fr
LB 18 Ryan Burke Jr
DB 20 Tosan Agbeyegbe Jr
DB 21 Deonte Henson So
DB 23 Isaiah Dunham Fr
DL 24 Joshua Keeler Jr
LB 25 Micah Awodiran So
DB 26 Rodney Thomas II So
LB 27 Jarett Balter Sr
DE 28 Christian Sampleton So
LB 30 Noah Pope Fr
DB 31 Kyle Ellis Fr
DB 32 Henry Segel Jr
DE 34 Brett Gerber Fr
LB 35 Alexander Abelite Jr
DE 36 J. Hunter Roman Sr
DB 37 Dathan Hickey Fr
LB 40 Blake Hill So
LB 41 A. J. Ryan So
LB 42 Quintin Herbert Sr
LB 43 John Dean So
DB 44 Scott Patton Sr
LB 47 Shane Frommer Fr
DT 50 Spencer Matthaei Jr
DL 52 Michael Chime So
LB 53 Christopher Maxwell Sr
DL 54 Julian Fraser Jr
DL 56 Daniel James Sr
DE 87 Devin Moore Jr
DL 90 Adam Raine Fr
DL 91 Nicholas Crowle Sr
DE 92 Charles Callender Jr
DE 94 Sean Kissel Jr
DL 96 Sebastian Bruno Fr
LB 97 Henry Large Fr
DL 99 Tate Goodyear Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K, P 12 Ajay Culhane Fr
LS 42 Nick Tibbetts Fr
K, P 49 Sam Tuckerman Jr
LS 51 Ryan Oak Sr
LS 59 Hunter Simino Sr
K, P 81 Alex Galland Sr
PK 97 Blake Horn Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCS football: 2018 Walter Payton Award watch list". August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-footbl/2018-19/schedule