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Colgate Buries Yale In Big Hole Early, Beats Bulldogs, 55-13

– Tony Reno wasn't kidding.

The third-year Yale football coach said No. 23 Colgate would represent the toughest home opener the program has faced.

If you didn't take him at his word when he said it at the beginning of the week you will now. The Red Raiders were all of that and more. They rolled up big yards on offense, including a record-setting performance by quarterback Jake Melville, while putting a choke hold on the Bulldog offense.

And as a result of Colgate's 55-13 dismantling of Yale before an announced crowd of 8,493 at Yale Bowl Saturday, the 144th edition of the Bulldogs landed in the record books, and not for anything good.

The 42-point loss tied...

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