The Ivy League’s most-played series marks its 140th meeting this year. How well do you know the heroes and hijinks of past games?

Scroll down for answers.

1. When Princeton Stadium was under construction in 1997, where did the Tigers and Bulldogs play?

A. Yankee Stadium

B. Rutgers Stadium

C. Shea Stadium

D. Giants Stadium


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2. The 1950 Tigers (pictured above) had to wait for their Big Three bonfire after this caused it to be postponed.

A. Rain

B. Snow

C. Wind

D. Firewood shortage

3. In 1979, Princeton undergrads posing as __________ kidnapped the Yale mascot, Handsome Dan XII.

A. Yale cheerleaders

B. Animal-control officers

C. Pet groomers

D. Postal workers

4. Including his season with the freshman team, this future Princeton athletic director scored touchdowns against Yale in four straight years.

A. Asa Bushnell 1921

B. Ken Fairman ’34

C. Royce Flippin ’56

D. Gary Walters ’67

5. Why was Princeton’s 38-7 win over Yale in 1935 notable?

A. The Tigers scored more points than ever before against Yale.

B. The victory completed an undefeated season.

C. The losing team included two future Heisman Trophy winners.

D. All of the above.

6. When Richard Puffer ’59 said he’d bicycle 130 miles to New Haven for the 1958 Yale game, five other undergrads attempted to top the feat using this.

A. Model T Ford

B. Horse-drawn carriage

C. Five-man tandem bicycle

D. Hand-propelled rail car

7. A goalpost from the 1925 Princeton-Yale game, liberated by Tiger fans, eventually was used as this at Jack Honore’s Barber Shop on Nassau Street.

A. Hat rack

B. Barber pole

C. Shoe-shine footrest

D. Lamp post

8. Trocon Davis ’14’s 100-yard _________ return in the 2012 Yale game set a Princeton record — and helped spark a Tiger victory.

A. Kick

B. Punt

C. Fumble

D. Interception

ANSWERS: 1. D; 2. C; 3. A; 4. C; 5. D; 6. C; 7. A; 8. D.