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Editor’s Note: In honor of the 150th season of Princeton Football, The Daily Princetonian will be re-publishing football articles from our archives. This article was originally published Nov. 23, 1964, the Monday after Princeton defeated Cornell to secure an undefeated season, its last until 2018.
No. 12 Princeton field hockey (5–4 overall, 1–0 Ivy League) started a new two-game win streak this week with victories over Dartmouth and No. 11 Delaware.
Last week, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (nicknamed Megatron) caused a stir in sports media by admitting he would smoke marijuana after almost every game he played starting in 2007 until the end of his career in 2015.
Princeton women’s volleyball (5–5 overall, 1–0 Ivy) began Ivy League play with a 3–0 sweep (25–20, 26–24, 25–18) over Penn (7–3 overall, 0–1 Ivy) on Friday.
Last Saturday, in their first game of Ivy League play this season, women’s soccer was defeated by Yale 1—0 at Roberts Stadium in Princeton. After Yale scored in the 17th minute, the Tigers could not come back, resulting in a critical loss early in the season.
This past weekend, the women’s golf team hosted their first and only home tournament of the season, the Princeton Invitational, at Springdale Golf Club. Princeton finished in second place with a score of 582, trailing Seton Hall by seven strokes cumulatively over 36 holes. The Tigers’ leading scorer was first-year Grace Ni, who was -3 over the two days, shooting even par at 72 on Saturday and three-under 69 on Sunday. This was Ni’s second tournament at Princeton and her second tournament as the Tigers’ leading scorer. Senior co-captain Maya Walton also had a top-five finish at even par after being two-under par on Saturday and then two-over par on Sunday.
Football @ Bucknell: W 56–23
On Saturday, the men’s Princeton Rugby Football Club traveled to New Brunswick to take on Rutgers in a spirited local affair. Having not played for the last few years, the teams were looking to rekindle the local rivalry between these two teams, and the game lived up to the hype.
For three years, senior quarterback Kevin Davidson and senior receiver Andrew Griffin were stuck in backup roles for Princeton football.
This Saturday, Princeton football (1–0 overall, 0–0 Ivy League) will travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell (0–3) where the Bison will be seeking their first win. The Tigers are looking to continue their early season superiority and continue dominating their non-conference schedule, in which their record is 12–1 since 2015. Princeton’s victory last week extended its winning streak, which dates back to last season, to 11 straight, the longest in program history since 17 between 1964 and 1965.
Richard William Kazmaier Jr. ’52, a Senior from Maumee, Ohio, yesterday was named as the winner of the Heisman Trophy by the biggest margin ever recorded in the history of the award.
Editor’s Note: In honor of the 150th season of Princeton Football, the Daily Princetonian will re-publish a series of football articles, drawn from our archives, throughout this season. The articles featured here were first published on December 5, 1951, a day after Dick Kazmaier ’52 was named the first Heisman Trophy winner in University history.
Ian Thomson ’09 is worried about this profile.
Princeton field hockey (3–4), ranked sixth nationally last week, dropped two games at home this past weekend to No. 21 Rutgers (4–3) and No. 4 University of Connecticut (7–1). Both were close decisions, ending in a final score of 2–1.
Princeton women's volleyball (4–5) opens Ivy League conference play this Friday against the Penn Quakers (7–2). Last season, the Tigers swept the Quakers 3–0 in both matchups during the season. After taking second in the conference to Yale last year, the Tigers are looking to fight to get their Ivy League title back this season.
After a successful start to both the men’s and women’s cross country seasons at the Fordham Fiasco earlier in the month, the female Tigers continued to impress with a first-place finish at the Monmouth Invitational this past weekend. With seven women finishing in the top 10 overall and clocking an average time of 18:24 over 5,000 meters at Holmdel Park, a course notorious for its difficult hills, the orange and black ran away with the team title.
Women’s soccer (3—3—2 overall, 0—0 Ivy League) closed out their non-conference play on a high note, defeating the William and Mary Tribe (2—6—1) 1—0 on Sunday at home. The clean sweep by the Tigers earned senior goalkeeper Natalie Grossi her 29th career shutout, tying the all-time Ivy League record with former Dartmouth star Kristin Luckenbill. The team’s preseason record finished at 3—3—2 with losses to ranked opponents Georgetown (6—2—1), Boston College (7—1—1), and Maryland (5—3—2).
Men’s soccer @ Fairleigh Dickinson: W 4–0
Senior quarterback Kevin Davidson spent the first three years of his Princeton career backing up Chad Kanoff ’18 and John Lovett ’19, two quarterbacks who won Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year awards and signed NFL contracts.
First-year offensive coordinator Andrew Aurich ’06 has some massive shoes to fill. He is replacing Sean Gleeson, who coached a Princeton offense that broke the Ivy League record with 470 points in 10 games in 2018. Gleeson then departed for the offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma State, a top program in a conference known for offensive innovation and sky-high scoring numbers.