Week 3 Ivy Football Preview

Rhode Island at Harvard - A Friday night tilt, Harvard lost a lot from last season, but reloads around all-purpose back Justice Shelton-Mosley. The Rams fell big at Kansas, 55-6. Harvard will win 35-13.
St. Francis (Pa) at Columbia - Columbia will be improved under veteran Ivy coach, Al Bagnoli, now in his second season with the Lions. Scooter Hollis is a strong receiver and Duke transfer tackle Christian Conway is fierce. St. Francis is 0-2. Columbia opens up with a win, 28-27.
Brown at Bryant - Freshman linebacker Brendan Pyne will be a star from the start for the Bears. Bryant has a strong offense, averaging 495 yards per game. Brown loses a tight one, 28-24.
Colgate at Yale - Yale could surprise this year behind linebacker Victor Egu, but must find a replacement for all everything quarterback, Morgan Roberts. Junior Rafe Chapple has the inside track, but the quarterback position could end up being two-headed, at least at the start. Colgate fell to a weak Syracuse team, 33-7 on the road. Yale will win 27-24.
Lehigh at Penn - With 12 starters back from a 7-3 season, Penn is a favorite, along with Harvard, to win the Ivies. Lehigh is 0-2, with a narrow loss to nationally-ranked, Villanova. Lehigh led at the half, on a strong defensive effort. Penn squeaks this one out, 24-21, against the more experienced Mountain Hawks.
New Hampshire at Dartmouth - The Green can win the Ivies this year. New Hampshire is not going to the postseason. They already fell at San Diego State, 31-0, with few positives. The home team wins, 31-0.
Lafayette at Princeton - Princeton has its strongest team in years, with Dorian Williams in the backfield and two strong quarterbacks, Chad Kanoff and John Lovett. Lafayette played Delaware tough. Princeton 24, Lafayette 23.
Cornell at Bucknell -  Cornell was awful last year. They were 1-9 and might have looked even worse on the field, if that is possible. Twenty-one starters return. Many of them are now older and more talented. Ben Rogers is a very good wide receiver. Bucknell beat Marist and lost at Duquesne. Bucknell wins, 26-24.