Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale senior tailback Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) scored 30 of the Bulldogs’ 49 points, while rushing for 185 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in a 49-43 overtime victory over Army at the Yale Bowl. Varga carried the ball 28 times and found the end zone on scampers of 13, 2, 15, 18 and 3 yards. The last one from three yards out came in the extra frame after the Black Knights missed a 25-yard field on their first possession of overtime. He helped the Elis to a school-record 36 first downs in giving the Football Championship Subdivision its seventh win over an Football Bowl Subdivision opponent this season.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore linebacker Rohan Hylton (Orlando, Fla.) was all over the field for the Tigers in a 56-27 win over Davidson. Hylton recorded a career-high 11 tackles, five of which were solo efforts. His 1.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage came on back-to-back plays in the first quarter, which helped Princeton open its 22-3 lead. He led a Tiger defense that only surrendered 67 rushing yards and 5.7 yards per pass completion.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior wide receiver/returner Kirby Schoenthaler (Bartlesville, Okla.) broke the school record for kickoff return yards in a game by taking seven kicks a total of 198 yards in the Big Green’s 52-19 loss at fourth-ranked New Hampshire. Among those seven returns was a career-long, 92-yard return to the Wildcats’ two-yard line, allowing the Big Green to kick a 26-yard field goal in the final seconds of the opening half. That return is tied for the eighth-longest in school history. Schoenthaler totalled the most kickoff return yards in an FCS game thus far this season and is currently 11th in the nation averaging 28.7 yards per kick return.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman quarterback Jake Jatis (Charlotte) earned the start at Bucknell, becoming just the second Big Red rookie to start a game under center. Jatis completed 11-of-23 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and also ran the ball for 20 yards. He joined good company, as two-time All-America selection Jeff Mathews (2010-13) -- the Ivy League’s all-time leading passer -- started the final nine games of the 2010 campaign to become the first Cornell rookie quarterback to earn a start.
Quinn Epperly, Princeton (Sr., QB - Knoxville, Tenn.)
15-18-0, 176 yds., 118 rush yds., 4 TDs
Andrew Fischer, Harvard (Jr., WR - Diamond Bar, Calif.)
12 rec. for 115 yds., 1 TD
Chris Fraser, Cornell (So., P - Pittsburgh)
42.5 yds./punt, 3 in20, 3 FC
Marcus Fuller, Brown (Sr., QB - Ashland, Ohio)
16-29-1, 238 yds., 1 TD, 22 rush yds.
Luke Hagy, Cornell (Jr., RB - Pittsburgh)
15 car. for 53 yds., 24 rec. yds.
Dre Nelson, Princeton (Jr., RB - Stone Mountain, Ga.)
89-yd. KOR TD, 28 rush yds., 29 rec. yds.
Xavier Russo, Brown (Sr., LB - San Francisco)
9 tkls. (5 solo)
Connor Sheehan, Harvard (Sr., LB - Austin, Texas)
8 tkls. (4 solo)
Jarrod Watson-Lewis, Cornell (Jr., CB - Oceanside, Calif.)
8 tkls. (8 solo), 1.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack