Football Weekly Release - Week 3
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League football moves into its second month with another six games on the Week 3 schedule.
Columbia-Princeton and Penn-Dartmouth open their Ivy slates this Saturday in two contests to be played under the lights. The Penn-Dartmouth game will be the first-ever night game in the Big Green's 130-year history and will be televised live on FOX College Sports Atlantic.
Brown and Rhode Island meet for the Governor's Cup and Ocean State pride in the second-ever night game at historic Brown Stadium. Four banks of Musco lights will illuminate Brown Stadium, with two banks of temporary lights towering above the stadium on either side of the field, for the 96th meeting between the in-state rivals.
The three earlier games on Saturday has Cornell at home against Wagner and both Harvard and Yale on the road against Lafayette and Lehigh, respectively.
The third episode of "Inside Ivy League Football" on
Wednesday, Sept. 28 will feature interviews with Dartmouth head
coach Buddy Teevens, Harvard head coach
Tim Murphy and Yale senior quarterback
"Inside Ivy League Football" is a weekly online radio show hosted by Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer that takes an in-depth look at all the on-field gridiron action and all the news and notes surrounding Ivy football. The show airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguefootball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com. Follow "Inside" via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Football) and Twitter (@insideivyfb).
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior quarterback Patrick Witt (Atlanta, Ga.) threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns while running for another in the Bulldogs' 37-17 Ivy League opening win over Cornell. Witt completed 24-of-33 passes including a five-yard touchdown toss on Yale's first drive of the day and a 13-yard scoring pass in the third quarter. He added a one-yard rushing touchdown inside the 2:00 mark of the third quarter to put the Bulldogs up by two scores. His performance put him over 4,000 passing yards for his Yale career.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior linebacker Bobby Schneider (Grapevine, Texas) was all over the field for the Crimson in a 24-7 rain-soaked victory over Brown. Stepping up due to the loss of junior Blaise Deal from the team's linebacker corps, Schneider recorded seven tackles (five solo), a key sack and a game-clinching interception. His nine-yard sack came on a fourth-down play the ended a Brown drive in Harvard territory under three minutes before halftime. Schneider sealed the game with an interception, the Crimson's third in the game, with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior cornerback/return specialist Shawn Abuhoff (Hialeah, Fla.) was not fooled by a pooch punt in the second quarter, falling back to field the punt at the 10-yard line before streaking up the right sideline for a school-record 90-yard punt return against Sacred Heart. The score allowed the Big Green to go into the locker room tied at 14 despite being outgained in the half, 213-84. It was the fourth career punt return for a touchdown, tying a school record, and pushed him to the top of Dartmouth's career return yardage list with 2,060.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman defensive end Zach Hodges (Atlanta, Ga.) made his impact in the Crimson's 24-7 win over Brown with three tackles (two solo), a forced fumble and a team-high three quarterback hurries. With Harvard leading 14-7, in the fourth quarter, Hodges forced a fumble of Brown's Mark Kachmer at the one-yard line, poking the ball as he was headed into the end zone. Harvard recovered and scored a touchdown to open a two-score lead and the eventual victory.
Drew Baldwin, Yale, Senior, Cornerback (Alexandria, Va.)
Matt Hamscher, Penn, Senior, Defensive Back
12 tkls. (8 solo), 1 TFL
Bronson Green, Dartmouth, Sophomore, Linebacker
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
11 tkls. (2 solo). 0.5 TFL
Nathan Lovett, Brown, Senior, Punter (East
43.7 yds./punt, 4 Inside 20, 1 TB
Clayton McGrath, Brown, Senior, Defensive End
13 tkls. (4 solo), 1.5 TFL
Andrew Nelson, Cornell, Freshman, Safety
6 tkls. (6 solo)
Kurt Ondash, Cornell, Junior, Wide Receiver
(New Canaan, Conn.)
8 rec. for 104 yds.
Billy Ragone, Penn, Junior, Quarterback
15-of-26, 250 yds., 1 TD
Jimmy Saros, Brown, Senior, Wide Receiver
(Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.)
10 rec. for 80 yds.
Trevor Scales, Harvard, Junior, Running Back
(Stone Mountain, Ga.)
29 car. for 129 yds., 1 TD
Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth, Senior, Tailback
20 car. for 100 yds.
Andrew Starks, Princeton, Junior, Linebacker
9 tkls. (6 solo), 2.5 TFL
Saturday, October 1
Wagner at Cornell, 12:30 pm
Yale at Lehigh, 12:30 pm
Harvard at Lafayette, 1 pm [LSN]
Rhode Island at Brown, 6 pm [myRITV]
*Columbia at Princeton, 6 pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 6 pm [FCS]
*Ivy League Contests
KEY: FCS – FOX College Sports Atlantic (DirecTV 617, Verizon FiOS 300); LSN – Lafayette Sports Network (RCN-4, Lehigh Valley, Pa.; RCN-8 (Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago); WBPH-TV, Allentown, Pa., ESPN3.com); myRITV – WNAC-TV (Providence, R.I.)