Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior wide receiver Ryan McManus (Mendota Heights, Minn.) had a career day in the Big Green's 38-31 victory at Yale, setting personal highs with 12 receptions and 188 receiving yards to go along with one touchdown grab. McManus' best work came in the second half, which Dartmouth entered trailing by 10 points, hauling in eight passes for 151 yards with three of those catches going for at least 30 yards. His 42-yard gain was the key play during the first touchdown drive of the second half and he snared the go-ahead score on a diving catch in the end zone from 30 yards out. With the score tied at 31 late in the fourth quarter, he made another diving grab for a 40-yard gain to set up the game-winning touchdown. In addition, he returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the first half.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior strong safety Rush Imhotep (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put up a big-time performance as the upstart Big Red put a scare into Harvard in a 24-7 road loss. Imhotep made seven tackles and was in on three of the five Crimson turnovers, intercepting a pass and recovering two fumbles. He added a tackle for loss. Imhotep's second-quarter interception in Harvard scoring territory kept the game scoreless, while his first fumble recovery in the first quarter gave the Big Red great field position at the Harvard 37-yard line. His second fumble recovery, midway through the fourth quarter, led the Cornell’s only score two plays later as the Big Red got back within 17-7.
CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Penn junior placekicker Jimmy Gammill (New Albany, Ohio) set a single-game, school record with five field goals in the Quakers' loss at Fordham. Gammill also tied the school's single-game kicking record with 16 points. He connected on all five of his field goal attempts with makes from 29, 32, 27, 48 and 35 yards -- his 48-yarder was the longest for a Penn player since 2004 -- and started the day with an extra point. The five field goals are tied for second-most in a game in Ivy League history and the 16 points are tied for fourth-most in league history.
Princeton junior running back/kick returner Dre Nelson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) electrified the crowd and broke a school record in the Tigers' loss at Colgate. Nelson opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It marked his second kickoff return for a score in four games, making him the only Football Championship Subdivision player with multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns this season. Nelson ended the day with 162 all-purpose yards, including a 26-yard reception.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman quarterback Jake Jatis (Crown Point, Ind.) had a strong performance on the road despite constant pressure from a relentless Harvard defense. Jatis completed 14-of-22 passes for 140 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown that got the Big Red back within 17-7. He also ran five times for 20 yards, taking away sack yardage, on designed runs in his third-straight start under center.
DiAndre Atwater, Princeton (Jr., RB - Duluth, Ga.)
18 car. for 131 yds., 32 rec. yds.
Grant Senne, Brown (Jr., PK/P - Winter Park, Fla.)
2 FGs (40, 23), 3 PATs, 38.0 yds./punt
Zachary Gillen, Brown (Jr., DB - Mountain Brook, Ala.)
12 tkls. (8 solo), 1 BrUp
Alexander Holme, Columbia (Fr., LB - Oakland, Calif.)
8 tkls. (5 solo), 1.0 TFL, 1 FF
Rohan Hylton, Princeton (So., LB - Orlando, Fla.)
18 tkls. (7 solo), 1.0 Sack, 1.5 TFL
Zack Hodges, Harvard (Sr., DE - Atlanta)
6 tkls. (2 solo), 1.5 Sacks, 2.5 TFL
Scott Hosch, Harvard (Jr., QB - Sugar Hill, Ga.)
19-34-2, 240 yds., 1 TD
Trevor McDonagh, Columbia (Jr., QB - St. Louis)
24-43-1, 276 yds., 4 TDs
Will McNamara, Dartmouth (Jr., LB - Chicago)
15 tkls. (8 solo), 1.0 TFL
Spencer Rymiszewski, Yale (So., DB - West Chester, Pa.)
11 tkls. (11 solo), 1 INT, 2 BrUps
Brian Strachan, Brown (Sr., WR - Wellrdley, Ma.)
8 rec. for 98 yds., 3 TDs
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Jr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
32-47-1, 388 yds., 3 TDs, 1 rush TD