Emotions run high for Yale football as it readies for rivals Princeton, Harvard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–The Yale football team has just two games left on the schedule, and they are big ones: Princeton and Harvard.

“The Game” is still two weeks away, but this week the Bulldogs travel to Princeton. The two teams have been battling since 1873, in what is the second longest rivalry in college football.

Yale beat the Tigers, 44-30 at the Bowl last season. So, what’s in store this time around? For the seniors, it’s going to be tough to reign in their emotions.

“It can be a little tricky with the emotions of these last two games. They’re great rivals for us,” said Bulldogs senior Carl Kreitzberg. “I realize that for us, these next two weeks are going to be very, very special, and because of that the team is working extra hard to hopefully get the outcome that we’re looking for.”

“Whether it’s in recruiting, whether it’s the chemistry departments at Yale and Princeton or Harvard, you know, we’re always vying for that top spot,” said head coach Tony Reno. “Whenever you get a chance to play them on the football field, it’s special.”

Kickoff in New Jersey is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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