Ivy League weekly awards
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CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior quarterback Scott Hosch (Suger Hill, Ga.) set career-highs with 336 passing yards and three touchdowns, as the Crimson topped Rhode Island 41-10 in its season opener. Hosch was 18-of-27 on the day with scoring passes of 45 yards to junior tight end Ryan Halvorson, 21 yards to senior wide receiver Seitu Smith II and 19 yards to senior tight end Ben Braunecker. His longest pass of the day was a 60-yarder to junior tight end Anthony Firkser. Hosch is now 7-0 as a starter.
Yale senior quarterback Morgan Roberts (Charlotte) brought the Bulldogs back from a pair of 14-point deficits to grab a 29-28 victory at Colgate. Roberts finished the day 29-of-41 with 293 yards and three touchdowns. Yale trailed 28-14 with remaining before Roberts connected on two of his three scoring passes -- a 30-yard connection with junior wide receiver Robert Clemons III with left and the game-clinching 13-yard connect with sophomore wide receiver Michael Siragusa, Jr.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior linebacker Will McNamara (Chicago) made several big plays at Georgetown in the Big Green’s triumphant 31-10, season-win. opening win. None bigger than McNamara's interception early in the second quarter that he returned for a touchdown to aid the cause in the victory. The Hoyas were pinned close to their goal line when the quarterback was pressured in the end zone. His throw went directly to McNamara, who batted the pass into the air before securing it and returning it eight yards for the score, giving Dartmouth a 21-7 lead. It was his third career touchdown off an interception, as many as other Big Green players have had combined since the 1999 season. In addition, McNamara recorded six tackles and had a quarterback hurry on a third-down play in the fourth quarter.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior wide receiver/return specialist Ryan McManus (Mendota Heights, Minn.) proved quite evasive during the Big Green's season-opening 31-10 win at Georgetown. McManus provided the spark to get Dartmouth going late in the first quarter while down 7-0 thanks to a career-long 63-yard return to the Hoyas' 10-yard line. That set up the first Big Green touchdown of the afternoon. He added returns of 23 and 16 yards later in the game and had a chance to set the school’s single-game record for punt return yardage but did not get another opportunity. McManus also led the team with 65 receiving yards on four catches.
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Penn freshman wide receiver Christian Pearson (Northridge, Calif.) made an impact quickly in his first game in a Quaker uniform in a 42-21 defeat at Lehigh. On the second series of his career, Pearson hauled in his first collegiate catch and it went for 45 yards for a touchdown. The score got Penn back into the game at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Quakers were unable to get into the end zone after that. Most of Pearson's first collegiate action was spent on special teams where he also recorded a solo tackle.
DiAndre Atwater, Princeton (Sr., RB - Duluth, Ga.)
14 car. for 93 yds., 52 rec. yds.
Matthew Cahal, Columbia (Sr., DB - Paradise Valley, Ariz.)
10 tkls. (9 solo), 1 INT
Troy Doles, Brown (Sr., WR - Saratoga, Calif.)
6 rec. for 147 yds., 1 TD
Luke Hagy, Cornell (Sr., RB - Pittsburgh)
18 car. for 105 yds., 1 TD, 12 rec. yds.
Kurt Holuba, Princeton (So., DL - Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.)
6 tkls. (5 solo), 1 Sack, 1.0 TFL
Seth Hope, Cornell (So., DL - Fort Thomas, Ky.)
6 tkls. (4 solo), 2.5 TFL
Matt Koran, Harvard (Sr., LB - Joliet, Ill.)
9 tkls. (8 solo), 1.0 TFL
Skyler Mornhinweg, Columbia (Jr., QB - Philadelphia)
21-25-1, 187 yds., 17 rush yds.
Dré Nelson, Princeton (Sr., RB - Stone Mountain, Ga.)
8 car. for 116 yds., 1 TD, 14 rec. yds.
Grant Senne, Brown (Sr., PK/P - Winter Park, Fla.)
3 FGs (career-high 45, 20, 23), 1 PAT, 29.3 yds./punt
Max Tylki, Brown (Sr., LB - Wethersfield, Conn.)
9 tkls. (4 solo), 2.0 TFL
Alan Watson, Columbia (Jr., RB/RS - New Albany, Ohio)
98-yd. KOR for TD, 15 rush yds.
Justin Watson, Penn (So., WR - Bridgeville, Pa.)
10 rec. for 143 yds., 1 TD