Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale sophomore tailback Deshawn Salter (Syracuse, N.Y.) proved to be the Bulldogs' offensive centerpiece in a 21-10 victory at Maine. In poor weather conditions, Salter sparked a second-half surge in the win, totalling 37 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns as Yale outscored Maine 18-3 in the final 30 minutes in the game. He came through big on several occasions with huge, third-down conversions. Salter’s touchdown runs were a one-yarder in the third quarter and a 17-yard scamper in the fourth quarter.
Salter's Statistics for the Week
37 car. for 139 yds., 2 TDs
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown senior linebacker William Twyman (Sudbury, Mass.) paced a strong defensive effort in the Bears’ 38-31 win over Princeton. Twyman led the way with 10 tackles, including four solo hits. Playing with his right arm in a cast, he snagged an interception at the Princeton 42-yard line with remaining and the game tied at 31-31. That play set up the game-winning touchdown. Twyman also broke up a pass.
Twyman's Statistics for the Week
10 tkls. (4 solo), 1 INT, 1 BrUp
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown junior wide receiver Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, Mass.) stunned the crowd on the first play of the game in the Bears' win over Princeton. Jette took the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown for the fourth longest kickoff return in Brown history and tied for 13th longest kickoff return in Ivy League history. It was the longest return for a Brown player in 110 years. Jette added a punt return for 33 yards and 93 yards receiving on eight catches. On the day, he totaled 225 all-purpose yards.
Jette's Statistics for the Week
99 KOR yds., 33 PR yds., 8 rec. for 93 yds.
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Penn freshman wide receiver Christian Pearson (Northridge, Calif.) posted a career day in the Quakers' 42-7 victory at Columbia. Pearson pulled in career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (126) to go along with the go-ahead touchdown. His 10 receptions set a school record for a freshman. Six of his catches went for more than 10 yards and seven of his 10 receptions went for a first down. Pearson nearly had two other touchdowns but was tackled at the three-yard line each time -- an 11-yard reception set up a touchdown with less than 30 seconds left in the first half and a career-long 38-yard catch set up another touchdown in the third quarter.
Pearson's Statistics for the Week
10 rec. for 126 yds., 1 TD
Matt Arends, Princeton (Sr., LB - Prior Lake, Minn.)
12 tkls. (8 solo), 1.0 Sack, 2.0 TFL, 1 INT, 2 BrUps, 1 Block
Ben Braunecker, Harvard (Sr., WR - Ferdinand, Ind.)
6 rec. for 123 yds., 1 TD
Tyler Drake, Penn (Sr., LB - Plantation, Fla.)
5 tkls. (1 solo), 0.5 Sack, 1 INT
John Lovett, Princeton (So., QB - Hyattsville, Md.)
8 rec. for 115 yds., 1 TD, 9 car. for 61 yds., 10 pass yds.
Eric Medes, Harvard (Sr., LB - Mt. Laurel, N.J.)
7 tkls. (6 solo), 1.0 Sack, 2.0 TFL
Spencer Rymiszewski, Yale (Jr., DB - West Chester, Pa.)
9 tkls. (4 solo), 0.5 TFL, 1 INT
Alek Torgersen, Penn (Jr., QB - Huntington Beach, Calif.)
19-29-0, 296 yds., 3 TDs, 6 car. for 30 yds.
Eric Wickham, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Richmond, Ga.)
7 tkls. (5 solo), 1.5 Sacks, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
23-33-1, 249 yds., 3 TDs, 10 car. for 60 yds.