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Date Posted: 17:10:13 12/12/16 Mon
The funny thing is, before Yale's 14 straight, Princeton had won 6 straight and probably, taking an educated guess as I try to think back, 15 out of 20.
From the Yale point of view, that made Princeton the team to beat, even more than Harvard at that time.
Some particularly bitter losses like '64 with Iacavazzi tossing the ball into the stands after scoring (and Mercein getting hurt), and '66 when Yale lost on a blocked punt run back for a TD late in the game, seemed to actually enhance the rivalry.
There are not enough of us left who remember what it was like back then.
What really hurt the Yale-Princeton rivalry, in my opinion, was Yale-Harvard '68
That game forever, or at least until now, cemented Harvard as THE rival going forward.
The 14 straight Yale wins against Princeton, in front of progressively dwindling crowds in the middle to late '70's, certainly didn't help spark a revival of a once great series.
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