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#ThrowbackThursday: Tiger, Tiger, Tiger…

(PAW Archives)

(PAW Archives)

If you walk around the Princeton campus this Saturday, you likely will cross paths with the crowds of students and alumni flocking to Princeton Stadium for the Tigers’ home football finale against Yale.

Though Princeton fans have always been loud and proud, game day in 2015 looks a little bit different than it did 45 years ago. An October 1970 issue of PAW featured these photos of the Princeton cheerleaders — men and women, in the second year of coeducation — trying to rally the Palmer Stadium faithful.

The 1970 Tigers finished 5-4 overall, and running back Hank Bjorklund ’72 became the first Princeton player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. Bjorklund would later play for the New York Jets.

The 2015 Tigers are 5-3 heading into the Yale game and have been led by junior quarterback Chad Kanoff (1,731 passing yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions) and junior running back Joe Rhattigan (524 rushing yards, seven touchdowns).