Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton junior quarterback Quinn Epperly (Knoxville, Tenn.) accounted for six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) while completing more than 75 percent of his passes and totaling more than 330 yards of total offense in the Tigers' 53-7 win over Columbia. Epperly completed 19 of 25 passes for a career-best 272 yards and four touchdowns through the air and two more scores on the ground on 11 rushes for 54 yards.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Penn senior linebacker David Park (Atlanta) provided the heroics in the Quakers' 37-31, four-overtime win over Dartmouth. Park sent the game into overtime with a block of Dartmouth's potential game-winning, 21-yard chip-shot field goal attempt with four seconds remaining. With the score tied late in the second quarter, he scooped up a forced fumble, found daylight and ran 84 yards for the go-ahead score. Park totaled seven tackles on the day, including a second-quarter sack which was the first Dartmouth had allowed all season.
Yale sophomore defensive back Cole Champion (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) led all tacklers with 14 stops with a fumble recovery and two interceptions in the Bulldogs' 24-10 upset road victory over No. 18/19 Cal Poly. Champion had 23 yards in interception returns as the Yale defense held a high powered Mustang offense to 37 total yards in the second half while not allowing a point. His fumble recovery came on Cal Poly's first offensive drive of the game.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior punter/placekicker Kyle Cazzetta (Slate Hill, N.Y.) helped change field position for the Bulldogs all day in their 24-10 win at Cal Poly. Cazzetta averaged 44.8 yards in five punts, pinning Cal Poly inside its own 10-yard line three times. He boomed a fourth-quarter punt 68 yards that was downed on the Mustangs' seven-yard line. Cazzetta also connected one PAT that came after Yale's first score. On that game-opening score, he lined up for a 20-yard field goal attempt, but holder Deon Randall kept the ball and drove into the endzone for a touchdown.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman cornerback Spencer Rymiszewski (West Chester, Pa.) had a stellar day in the Bulldogs' win over Cal Poly. Rymiszewski set up Yale’s first score of the day with a punt block and a 20-yard return. He posted a career day with six tacked (four solo), including 1.5 stops for loss.
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Sr., QB - Camarillo, Calif.)
33-44-2, 351 yds., 2 TDs
Eric Medes, Harvard (So., LB - Philadelphia)
11 tkls. (11 solo), 1 FR
Alexander Norocea, Brown (Sr., PK - Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
1 27-yd. FG, 4 PATs, 2 tkls. (1 solo)
Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
21 car. for 151 yds., 1 TD; 43 rec. yds.
Emory Polley, Brown (Sr., DB - University Heights, Ohio)
7 tkls. (6 solo), 2 INTs
Michael Runger, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Lisle, Ill.)
13 tkls. (8 solo), 0.5 TFL, 1 INT
John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)
8 car. for 89 yds., 2 TDs, 14 rec. yds.
Paul Stanton, Harvard (So., RB - Kenner, La.)
21 car. for 103 yds., 2 TDs; 55 rec. yds.
Tyler Varga, Yale (Jr., RB - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
26 car. for 114 yds.
Kyle Wilcox, Penn (Jr., RB - Tampa)
18 car. for 94 yds., 1 TD
Roman Wilson, Princeton (Sr., WR - Broken Arrow, Okla.)
9 rec. for 144 yds., 3 TDs
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (So., QB - Corinth, Texas)
26-45-1, 292 yds., 2 TDs; 77 rush yds.
Victor Williams, Dartmouth (So., WR - Muskogee, Okla.)
5 rec. for 113 yds.