Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn sophomore wide receiver Justin Watson (Bridgeville, Pa.) helped launch the Quakers to their first-ever road win over a Top 5 ranked opponent in a 24-13 upset over No. 5/4 Villanova. Watson played just one half before leaving to injury, yet racked up 87 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five receptions for 17.4 yards per reception. Four of his five catches went for first downs and helped the Quakers own time of possession in the first half (24:25 to ) to spur the upset. Watson accounted for all of the game's scoring in the first half, which turned out to be the difference in the game.
Watson's Statistics for the Week
5 rec. for 87 yds., 2 TDs
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn junior linebacker/long snapper Donald Panciello (Succasunna, N.J.) scooped up a fumble and ran 90 yards for a game-changing touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the Quakers stunned No. 5/4 Villanova for head coach Ray Priore's first career victory. Panciello also led Penn with eight tackles, seven of which were solo efforts, and had a pass breakup, but but it was his fumble return touchdown that was the play of the game. With seven minutes remaining, the Quakers led 17-7, but Villanova had first-and-goal and was poised to close within a possession. That was until Panciello picked up a fumble and sprinted 90 yards to slam the door on one of the biggest wins in school history.
Panciello's Statistics for the Week
8 tkls. (1 solo), 90-yd. FR for TD, 1 BrUp
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior placekicker/punt Bryan Holmes (Holland, Mich.) handled all three phases of the kicking game for the second-straight game in Yale's 33-26, come-from-behind victory over Cornell. Holmes connected on the first two field goals of his career -- a 26-yarder in the third quarter and a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter -- which brought the Bulldogs within a touchdown. He posted a 64.1 kickoff average with three touchbacks and punted for a 36.7 average on three punts.
Holmes' Statistics for the Week
2 FGs (26, 37), 3 PATs, 64.1 yds./kickoff, 36.7 yds./punt, 1 In20, 1 FC
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Harvard freshman running back Noah Reimers (Leesburg, Va.) scored two touchdowns and compiled 60 rushing yards on eight attempts in the Crimson's convincing 53-27 win over Brown. Reimers had a long rush of 27 yards for one of his touchdowns at of the third quarter, while the other was a 16-yard dash earlier in the third quarter.
Reimers' Statistics for the Week
8 car. for 60 yds., 2 TDs
David Caldwell, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Charlotte, N.C.)
7 tkls. (2 solo), 77-yd. INT for TD, 2 BrUps
Hayden Carlson, Yale (So., DB - Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
10 tkls. (8 solo)
Zachary Gillen, Brown (Sr., FS - Mountain Brook, Ala.)
12 tkls. (5 solo)
Scooter Hollis, Columbia (Sr., WR - Bowling Green, Ky.)
10 rec. for 131 yds.
Scott Hosch, Harvard (Sr., QB - Suger Hill, Ga.)
12-19-0, 151 yds., 3 TDs, 20 rush yds.
Jacob Lindsey, Harvard (Sr., LB - Cleves, Ohio)
10 tkls. (4 solo), 11-yd. FR for TD
John Lovett, Princeton (So., QB - Hyattsville, Md.)
71 rec. yds., 59 rush yds., 33 pass yds.
Kyle Moreno, Brown (Jr., QB - Pleasanton, Calif.)
20-31-0, 307 yds., 2 TDs, 28 rush yds.
Morgan Roberts, Yale (Sr., QB - Charlotte, N.C.)
25-27-0, 371 yds., 3 TDs, 29 rush yds.
Collin Shaw, Cornell (Jr., WR - Plano, Texas)
7 rec. for 114 yds., 2 TDs
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
21-28-0, 313 yds., 1 TD, 34 rush yds., 1 TD
Dorian Williams, Princeton (Jr., DB - Streetsboro, Ohio)
12 tkls. (11 solo), 2 FF, 1 FR
Victor Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., WR - Muskogee, Okla.)
11 rec. for 178 yds., 1 TD