Ivy League weekly awards
Dartmouth senior quarterback Dalyn Williams (Corinth, Texas) started off the Ivy League slate in record-breaking fashion in the Big Green's 41-20 win at Penn, completing 92 percent of his passes (23-of-25) to top a school mark that had stood for 53 years. Williams threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns, the latter matching a personal best. He also ran the ball 13 times for 73 yards and Dartmouth's other two scores. Each of Williams' touchdown tosses came from further out, starting with eight yards, then 22, 30 and finally 43. His 409 total yards mark the third time he has topped 400 yards in a game, as many as all other players in school history.
23-25-0, 336 yds., 4 TDs, 13 car. for 73 yds., 2 TDs
Yale sophomore tailback Deshawn Salter (Constantia, N.Y.) shined in his debut as the Bulldogs' starter in the backfield with a record performance in a 27-12 victory at Lehigh. With help from an outstanding push from the offensive line, Salter rambled, juked, sprinted, dove and plowed his way to 233 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged eight yards per attempt, registering the fifth-best day for a Yale running back while scoring from two and 42 yards. The later was the back breaker that put the game away late in the third quarter.
29 car. for 233 yds., 2 TDs, 3 rec. for 28 yds.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale sophomore linebacker Matthew Oplinger (Summit, N.J.) led the Bulldogs' defensive attack with 11 solo tackles and a pair of ferocious sacks in the road win at Lehigh. Oplinger also knocked down a pass and tried to run for a two-point conversion. He guided a Yale defensive unit that blanked Lehigh in the first half and registered four sacks and racked up six tackles for lost yardage. Oplinger helped the Bulldogs to their best non-conference road defensive effort since beating Cal Poly in 2013.
11 tkls. (11 solo), 2.0 Sacks, 1 BrUp
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Columbia senior linebacker Max Keefe (Shalimar, Fla.) got the Lions to within a touchdown of Princeton in the third quarter with a punt block that resulted in a safety in the 10-5 setback to the Tigers. Keefe got his hand on the punt, sending it into the end zone for two points for Columbia. He also tallied three tackles, with two of those coming on defense and one on special teams.
Keefe's Statistics for the Week
3 tkls. (1 solo), 1 Block
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Harvard freshman running back Noah Reimers (Leesburg, Va.) rushed for three touchdowns in the Crimson's 45-0 win over Georgetown in just his third collegiate game. Reimers carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards with scoring runs of scores of 2, 1 and 1 yards, respectively. His leap over a defender on a third-quarter run was the No. 5 play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day on Oct. 3. He became the first Harvard running back with three rushing touchdowns in a game since Clifton Dawson had four touchdowns against Lafayette on Oct. 18, 2003.
Reimers' Statistics for the Week
15 car. for 64 yds., 3 TDs, 12 rec. yds..
45-yd. FG, 1 PAT
Tyler Drake, Penn (Sr., LB - Plantation, Fla.)
15 tkls. (6 solo), 1 BrUp
1 tkl. (1 solo), 34-yd. INT for TD
41-58-0, 438 yds., 4 TDs, 5 rush yds.
Luke Hagy, Cornell (Sr., RB - Pittsburgh)
11 car. for 121 yds., 2 TDs
Bryan Holmes, Yale (Jr., PK/P - Holland, Mich.)
2 FGs (44, 20), 41.6 yds./punt
Rohan Hylton, Princeton (Jr., LB - Orlando, Fla.)
12 tkls. (5 solo), 1 BrUp
Folarin Orimolade, Dartmouth (Jr., LB - Burtonsville, Md.)
7 tkls. (3 solo), 2.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 1 FF
Cameron Molina, Columbia (Sr., RB - Broadlands, Va.)
27 car. for 106 yds., 34 rec. yds.
Dominic Perkovic, Columbia (So., DL - Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
6 tkls. (4 solo), 1.0 Sack
Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (Sr., RB - Kenner, La.)
15 car. for 113 yds., 2 TDs, 4 rec. yds.
Brian Strachan, Brown (Sr., WR - Wellesley, Mass.)
15 rec. for 135 yds.
Victor Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., WR - Muskogee, Okla.)
12 rec. for 213 yds., 2 TDs