Ivy League Weekly Awards
From the Ivy League...
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn junior quarterback Alek Torgersen (Huntington Beach, Calif.) threw for a career-high 350 yards and career-best four touchdowns to lead the Quakers out of an early 10-point deficit and into a 34-20 victory over Yale. Torgersen shined under the bright lights as he completed 25-of-35 passes, averaging 14.0 yards per completion, and also rushed for 47 yards for 397 total yards of offense. His four touchdowns went for 63, 17, 27 and 1 yard out with two of them being go-ahead scores.
Torgersen's Statistics for the Week
25-35-0, 350 yds., 4 TDs, 47 rush yds.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior linebacker Tyler Drake (Plantation, Fla.) had a defensive trifecta with a sack, interception and forced fumble to lead the Quakers to a win over Yale. Drake also had six tackles, but made consecutive game-changing plays in just 41 seconds to help Penn turn a 10-0 deficit into a 14-10 lead on national television. First, he hauled in an interception which led to an eventual long touchdown pass for the Quakers. Three plays later, Drake caused a fumble on a sack and the Quakers took advantage of the turnover with a touchdown just two plays later.
Drake's Statistics for the Week
6 tkls. (3 solo), 1.0 Sack, 1.0 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth junior wide punter Ben Kepley (Charlotte, N.C.) played a huge role in keeping the Big Green undefeated in a 13-9 win over Columbia. In a game that hinged on field position, Kepley was called upon a career-high 11 times to boot the ball, averaging 38.5 yards per punt, while dropping four inside the 20-yard line. His first three punts all came from his own end zone, two of which he launched 50 or more yards with a total of seven yards on the three kicks. Of his 11 punts (one shy of the school record), seven were high enough to warrant a fair catch and only one was returned at all.
Kepley's Statistics for the Week
38.5 yds./punt, 4 in20, 7 FC, 1 TB
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Penn freshman wide receiver Christian Pearson (Northridge, Calif.) hauled in a game-high six catches for a career-high 133 yards and two touchdowns in Penn’s victory over Yale. Pearson’s first catch changed the momentum of the game -- a 63-yard touchdown that pulled the Quakers within 10-7 in the second quarter. His second catch was the eventual game-winner -- a 27-yard touchdown grab for a 27-13 lead en route to Penn’s first back-to-back wins since 2013. All but one of his receptions went for at least 11 yards.
Pearson's Statistics for the Week
6 rec. for 133 yds., 2 TDs
Khamal Brown, Princeton (Sr., DB - Atlanta)
11 tkls. (8 solo), 0.5 TFL, 1 FF
Andrew Fischer, Harvard (Sr., WR - Diamond Bar, Calif.)
10 rec. for 190 yds., 1 TD
Cody Fulleton, Dartmouth (Sr., DL - Seattle)
5 tkls. (2 solo), 2.0 Sacks, 2.0 TFL
Scott Hosch, Harvard (Sr., QB - Sugar Hill, Ga.)
29-40-0, 437 yds, 2 TDs, 10 rush yds.
Matt Koran, Harvard (Sr., LB - Joliet, Ill.)
9 tkls. (3 solo), 0.5 TFL
Hunter Little, Columbia (Sr., DL - Rockford, Tenn.)
9 tkls. (3 solo), 0.5 TFL
Cameron Molina, Columbia (Sr., RB - Broadlands, Va.)
22 car. for 56 yds., 7 rec. for 36 yds.
Johnny Pena, Brown (Jr., RB - Tucson, Ariz.)
25 car. for 112 yds., 4 TDs, 14 rec. yds.
Quintin Rizek, Brown (Sr., FS - Albuquerque)
12 tkls. (9 solo), 1.0 Sack, 1.0 TFL
Ben Rogers, Cornell (Sr., WR - Geneva, Ill.)
5 rec. for 109 yds., 2 TDs
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
20-34-0, 235 yds., 1 TD