Bulldogs-Crimson: Tom Williams, Paul Rice Await Harvard with Mixed Emotions

John P. WiseContributor IIINovember 20, 2009

Harvard and Yale get together Saturday for the 126th playing of what those in these parts simply refer to as The Game.

The Crimson and Bulldogs compete in the oldest-continuing and third-most-played rivalry in college football. It's largely overlooked, however, because it lacks national championship implications, and is often played on the same day as other rivalries with larger stakes and more national appeal.

But first-year Yale coach Tom Williams, who played and coached in the big Stanford-Cal rivalry, said that PAC 10 pairing pales in comparison to what he expects to see at Yale Bowl this weekend.

As Williams awaits his first experience in The Game, his senior linebacker and captain Paul Rice describes in the video below what he expects the day will be like, as he puts on the pads one final time in the annual season-ender for both teams.


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