After two stirring comeback wins, Yale football hoping to start fast

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–Two weeks into the season and the Yale football team has two wins. But it’s been anything but easy so far. The Bulldogs were behind big and managed to pull off another miraculous comeback, two weeks in a row now.

Yale trailed Cornell in their home opener at the Bowl by as many as 19, but the Bulldogs came back to tie the game with a little more than a minute to go, and then won it on a touchdown 40 seconds later.

A win is a win, but there have been lots of tense moments at the end of these games.

“It’s not the way we draw it up, but I think what doesn’t get old is when you see a team that can play through things, that can play through adversity and keep playing,” said head coach Tony Reno. “You know, we finish strong, which is great, but now we have to start fast. But the finish strong piece is the hardest one to teach.”

“Every week, we’ve got to grow, and we’ve got to learn from our mistakes, but as long as we keep winning, it’s a fun thing to be a part of,” said sophomore defensive back Hayden Carlson.

Yale travels to Lehigh on Saturday, the first of four straight road games. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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