Monday, November 18, 2013

Ivy League Weekly Awards

From the Ivy League...

Harvard junior quarterback Conner Hempel (Union, Ky.) did it with his arm and his legs as the Crimson held off Penn for a 38-30 victory. Hempel started the game 11-of-11 passing and finished 21-of-25 for 227 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He ran for a game-high 65 yards on 12 carries and added a third score on the ground. Hempel directed Harvard to points on six of the team's first eight drives, including three-straight touchdowns to build a lead that would sustain Penn's valiant comeback effort.

Princeton junior quarterback Quinn Epperly (Knoxville, Tenn.) guided the Tigers to at least a share of the Ivy League title in a 59-23 win over Yale. Epperly had another big day through the air and on the ground, throwing three touchdowns on 24-of-40 passing for 221 yards to move into the conference's all-time, single-season top 15 for touchdown passes with 23. He totalled 54 yards on the ground and added another score to move into the League's single-season top 10 in rushing touchdowns with 17. Epperly still leads the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in points responsible for per game at 27.6.

Dartmouth linebacker Michael Runger (Lisle, Ill.) anchored the Big Green defense with 14 tackles, matching a season high, in a 24-20 victory on the road at Brown. This was his third game this season with double-digit tackles and the ninth game of his career. Ten of Runger's tackles were solo stops, but none was bigger than when he stopped John Spooney in his tracks on a 3rd-and-1 in the middle of the fourth quarter with Dartmouth clinging to a one-point lead, forcing the Bears to punt. Dartmouth converted a field goal on its next offensive possession to provide the cushion needed for the four-point win.

Harvard senior linebacker Joshua Boyd (Hyde Park, Mass.) came up big in his final home game with eight tackles and his first interception since 2010 in the Crimson's 38-30 win over Penn. Boyd's nabbed his second-quarter interception with under one minute left before halftime and set up Harvard's quick two-play, 31-second scoring drive that put the Crimson up 24-0 at the break. Boyd made his big play with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. He broke up a 4th-and-9 pass on the Crimson's 20-yard line with 16 seconds remaining with Penn threatening to tie the game.

Dartmouth freshman placekicker Alex Gakenheimer (Charlotte) was clutch for the Big Green in just his second game as the team's placekicker in the 24-20 win at Brown. Gakenheimer converted all three of his PATs, while his 21-yard field goal from the left hash mark in the fourth quarter extended Dartmouth's lead to four points, forcing Brown to go for the end zone late in the game.

Phillip Bhaya, Princeton (Sr., DB - Haddonfield, N.J.)
9 tkls. (6 solo), 1 INT, 1 BrUp

Brett Buehler, Princeton (Sr., LB - Dublin, Ohio)
9 tkls. (1 solo), 0.5 sack, 0.5 TFL

Kyle Cazzetta, Yale (Jr., P/PK - Little Rock, Ark.)
39-yd. FG, 2 PATs, 42.2 yds/punt

Mark Cieslack, Columbia (So., LB - Montvale, N.J.)
12 tkls. (6 solo), 1 sack, 2.5 TFL

Paul Delaney, Columbia (Sr., P - Palentine, Ill.)
42.4 yds/punt, 2 in20, 1 TB

James Few, Cornell (So., QB - Tampa, Fla.)
14-17-0, 178 yds., 2 TDs

Chris Fraser, Cornell (Fr., P - Potomac, Md.)
40.5 yds/punt, 2 in20, 3 FC, 1 TB

Grant Gellatly, Cornell (Sr., WR - Issaquah, Wash.)
9 rec. for 136 yds., 38 rush yds.

Zack Latrell, Brown (Sr., LB - West Newbury, Mass.)
10 tkls. (6 solo), 0.5 TFL

Dre Nelson, Princeton (So., RB - Stone Mountain, Ga.)
5 car. for 77 yds., 2 TDs

Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
18 car. for 94 yds., 1 TD

Deon Randall, Yale (Jr., WR/DB - San Diego)
127 rec. yds., 1 TD, 28 rush yds.

Conner Scott, Penn (Sr., WR - Kenilworth, Ill.)
6 rec. for 88 yds., 1 TD

John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)
27 car. for 166 yds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OLd Blue, writing on the Ivy League Sports Board, says,"Mr. Varga will be back this week." True or false? And what about Messrs. Furman and Smith?
L et V

5:19 PM 

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