Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications, Harvard
Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League football season rolls on with another Saturday six-pack of games on the Week 4 schedule.
Two conference contests pepper the slate with Yale hosting Dartmouth and Harvard welcoming Cornell. In non-League action, Columbia is on the road for the first time this season at Lehigh, Brown makes the short trip to take on in-state rival Rhode Island for the Governor’s Cup, Penn is back at Franklin Field to take on William & Mary and Princeton plays its second-straight road game, this week under the lights at Lafayette.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior quarterback Colton Chapple (Alpharetta, Ga.) accounted for five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) as the Crimson set a modern era record for points in a half (49) in a 52-3 win over Holy Cross. Despite torrential rain, Chapple completed 13-of-18 passes for 260 yards with touchdown passes of 10, 35, 14 and 19 yards. He added a three-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, Mass.) led a Bears' defense that held Georgetown to one yard of total offense in the second half and zero first downs after halftime in a 37-10 win. Yules totalled five tackles overall, including three solo hits, with two quarterback sacks for a loss of 13 yards and added another tackle for a loss. He played a major role in an incredible goal line stand that set the tone for the game. With Georgetown on a first and goal at the Brown one-inch line, Yules stopped two different Hoyas on first and second downs down for no gain. After a Bears' stop on third down, Georgetown was forced to kick a field goal.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman placekicker Nolan Bieck (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) posted a perfect day for Tigers in a 33-6 win over Columbia. Bieck connected on field goals from distances of 34, 20, 29 and 24 yards as well as converting all four of his PAT attempts. He became the first Princeton player to hit more than three field goals in a game since the 2010 season opener.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman defensive back/return specialist/wide receiver Anthony Gaffney (Columbus, N.J.) had a big impact in two of three phases in the Tigers' Ivy-opening victory at Columbia. Gaffney electrified the crowd in the first 11 seconds of the game, taking the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. He also make his presence known on the defensive side of the ball with two second-half interceptions, the first two of his career.
Mike Banaciski, Dartmouth (Jr., DB - Hillsborough, N.J.)
10 tkls. (7 solo), 1 BrUp
John Bumpus, Brown (So., DL - Concord,
4 tkls. (4 solo), Blocked punt for TD
Mike Catapano, Princeton (Sr., DL - Bayville,
5 tkls. (3 solo), 1.5 sacks, 2.0 TFL, 1 BrUp
Daniel Davis, Penn (So., LB - Norman,
7 tkls. (4 solo), 2.5 TFL
Brian Gee, Cornell (Jr., FS - Atlanta)
5 tkls. (2 solo), 2 BrUps
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Jr., QB - Camarillo,
27-48-1, 278 yds., 1 rush TD
Connor Nelligan, Columbia (So., WR - Le Grange
11 rec. for 102 yds.
Will Paterson, Columbia (Sr., DL - Columbia,
9 tkls. (6 solo), 1 sack, 4.0 TFL
Billy Ragone, Penn (Sr., QB - Chesire,
14-18-0, 165 yds., 60 rush yds.
Michael Reilly, Dartmouth (Sr., WR -
7 rec. for 115 yds., 1 TD
Spiro Theodhosi, Brown (Sr., RB - Londonderry,
21 car. for 142 yds., 1 TD
Tyler Varga, Yale (Fr., RB - Kitchener,
21 car. for 125 yds., 119 KOR yds.
Ricky Zorn, Harvard (Jr., WR - Dallas)
6 rec. for 99 yds., 1 TD
Saturday, October 6
*Dartmouth at Yale, Noon
Columbia at Lehigh, 12:30 pm [SE2]
Brown at Rhode Island, 1 pm
*Cornell at Harvard, 1 pm
William & Mary at Penn, 3:30 pm
Princeton at Lafayette, 6 pm [LSN]
*Ivy League Contests
KEY: LSN – Lafayette Sports Network (RCN-4, Lehigh Valley, Pa.; RCN-8 [Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Washington, Chicago], WBPH-TV [Allentown, Pa] DirecTV 788, DISH 457, ESPN3.com, MASN [tape delay]); SE2 – Service Electric 2 Sports; FiOS1 – Verizon FiOS1 Northern New Jersey