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Date Posted: 22:12:06 12/12/16 Mon
Agree with Bulldog that 29-29 game took a lot of the air out of Y-P rivalry--that game provoked an all out Yale effort to beat H. Interesting that, up until 1970 or so, Princeton on the field performance was considerably better than Harvard's, and that added to the intensity of the Yale effort to fight against what was considerable Tiger dominance of the Bulldog in the 25 years after WW II. During that stretch, P had two 6 game streaks over Y, not just the referenced '61-66 streak, but also a half dozen losses inflicted on Yale from '47-'52. It got so bad that Yale's unique winning record head to head against all Ivy competitors was seriously threatened by the succession of Tiger powerhouses led by Kazmier, Flippin, Cosmo and Landeck. By end of '66 season, the Y-P ledger was getting close to even Stephen, with Yale ahead by only 43-39. Eli all-time advantage over Tigers now comfortable. Had Crimson beaten Bulldogs this November, Yale edge over Harvard would have been cut to 65-60, way too close for comfort. Even with upset this year, Yale all time 66-59 record vs H is no cause for complacency.
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