Monday, September 23, 2013

Ivy League Weekly Awards



From the Ivy League...

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams (Corinth, Texas) posted his third straight 200-yard passing game (228 yards) in four career starts while recording his first career 100-yard rushing game (119 yards) to lead the Big Green to a 30-23 triumph at Butler. Williams had personal highs in completions (22) and attempts (35) and extended his streak of passes without an interception to 149 to start his career. He guided the Dartmouth offense to touchdowns on each of the team’s first three drives, scoring the first points of the season on a one-yard dive for a lead the Big Green would not relinquish.

Harvard junior quarterback Conner Hempel (Union, Ky.), in his first-career start, led the Crimson to a 42-20 victory at San Diego. Hempel completed 25-of-34 passes for a career-best 345 yards and four touchdowns. He completed eight straight passes at one point and had all four of his touchdown passes came in the second half to break open what was a one-point game (14-13) at halftime. Hempel did not throw an interception and also ran for 38 yards in the win.

CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior defensive end Zach Hodges (Atlanta) made an impact in the Crimson’s 42-20 season-opening win at San Diego. Hodges put Harvard on the scoreboard with a 53-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, the Crimson’s first fumble return for a score since 2007. He also made another fumble recovery later in the game when San Diego was near Harvard’s endzone on the one-yard line. Hodges recorded five tackles and assisted on a sack.

Yale senior defensive end Dylan Drake (Plantation, Fla.) was in the Colgate backfield all day as the Bulldogs opened the 2013 season with a 39-22 road win against the Raiders. Drake recorded six tackles (all solo) and notched the game’s only sack to along with three tackles for loss. He got in on the action on offense as well, catching a 15-yard touchdown pass from senior defensive back/quarterback Derek Russell on a fourth-down play with six seconds remaining before halftime.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior placekicker John Wells (Alpharetta, Ga.) was perfect on all seven placement attempts (six PATs and one 38-yard field goal) in the Big Red’s 45-13 win over Bucknell. Wells’ nine kicking points in a game were the most since Brad Greenway scored 14 against Columbia in 2011. He may have been even more impressive on kickoffs, averaging 64.4 yards with five touchbacks in his eight kickoffs through a driving rain storm.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman wide receiver/return specialist Alexander Jette (North Attleborough, Mass.) was fearless in returning punts in the Bears’ 45-7 victory over Georgetown to open the season. In his collegiate debut, Jette returned four punts 82 yards, averaging 20.5 yards per return, to help give the Brown offense excellent field position all game. His 82 punt return yards rank 11th on the school's single-game list for most punt return yards. Jette also got his first collegiate catch for five yards.

HONOR ROLL
Eric Armagost, Brown (Jr., DB - Fayetteville, Ga.)
5 tkls. (5 solo), 1.0 TFL, 1 INT

Kyle Cazzetta, Yale (Jr., PK/P - Slate Hill, N.Y.)
2 FGs, 3 PATs, 30.6 yds./punt

A.J. Dettorre, Dartmouth (Jr., DB - Moorpark, Calif.)
8 tkls. (8 solo), 1.0 TFL, 2 BrUps

Ryan Flannery, Columbia (Jr., WR - North Attleborough, Mass.)
6 rec. for 108 yds., 1 TD

David Park, Penn (Sr., LB - Buford, Ga.)
5 tkls. (2 solo), 1 sack, 1 FF

Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
23 car. for 93 yds., 3 TDs

Billy Ragone, Penn (Sr., QB - Cheshire, Conn.)
21-28-0, 218 yds., 2 TDs

Lucas Shapiro, Cornell (Jr., WR - Antioch, Calif.)
5 rec. for 113 yds., 1 TD

John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)
14 car. for 102 yds., 2 TDs, 24 rec. yds., 1 TD

Michael Turner, Cornell (Jr., DB - Pikeville, Md.)
2 tkls. (1 solo), 1 FR, 1 INT

Tyler Varga, Yale (Jr., RB - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
39 car. for 236 yds., 1 TD

Roman Wilson, Princeton (Jr., WR - Broken Arrow, Okla.)
9 rec. for 168 yds., 1 TD

Mike Zeuli, Princeton (Jr., LB - Marlton, N.J)
18 tkls. (11 solo), 1.0 TFL

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who does the voting for this? How does Tyler Varga not make the Offensive Player of The Week? When is the last time a back in this league, or probably any league, carried the ball 39 times and ran for 200 plus yards with everyone in the stadium knowing that he is getting the ball on every play?

11:39 AM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

The SIDs nominate the players and the Ivy League office picks the award winners.

2:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With no disrespect to the selected recipients, maybe the committee should be made up of people who actually have a clue of what it takes to play football and what constitutes an amazingly hard accomplishment. I can tell you that it is way harder to run for 250 yards than it is to score 5 one yard touchdowns!

4:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you forgetting this is the Ivy League??

Since when has true talent been fairly acknowledged? ... It is entirely political, take no offense-but, get use to it!!

12:40 PM 

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