Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Varsity Athletics
Communications, Princeton Athletic Communications and Yale Sports
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The frenzy of the 2012 Ivy League football continues with another foursome of games on the Week 7 schedule.
Coming off a weekend of dramatic finishes and close contests, this weekend sets up to be another unsettling Saturday with Yale traveling to Columbia for the second-straight year, Princeton putting its four-game winning streak on the line at Cornell, Brown and Penn meeting for the 81st time and Harvard looking to rebound against Dartmouth under the lights at Memorial Field.
The Ivy title race is still at full speed with Princeton sitting in the driver's seat after their stunning win over the Crimson. Dartmouth and Penn are close behind, each with one League loss, along with Harvard.
Three of the four League games are on television with Yale-Columbia on the YES Network, Princeton-Cornell on Time Warner Sports Central New York and Harvard-Dartmouth on ComcastSportsNet Northeast.
"Inside Ivy League Football," hosted by Dan
Loney and Brian Seltzer, returns for its
seventh episode on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., featuring
interviews with Princeton sophomore quarterback Connor
Michelsen, Yale senior wide receiver/quarterback
Derek Russell and NBC Sports' Randy
"Inside Ivy League Football" is a weekly online radio show that takes an in-depth look at all the on-field gridiron action and all the news and notes surrounding football in the Ancient Eight. The 10-episode show airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguefootball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore quarterback Connor Michelsen (Plano, Texas) had the game, more specifically the quarter, of a lifetime in leading the Tigers to a stunning 39-34 upset of Harvard to end the Crimson's FCS-best, 14-game winning streak. Michelsen guided Princeton on a fourth-quarter run of 29 unanswered points, throwing three touchdown passes (the first of his career) and engineered two successful two-point conversions. In fourth quarter alone, he was 11-of-17 for 153 yards and converted on all three third-down attempts. Michelsen ended the day with 237 passing yards, connecting on 20 of his 33 passing attempts, and 42 rushing yards.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth junior linebacker Bronson Green (Los Angeles) was one of three Big Green players to make 10 stops in the 21-16 road win at Columbia. Green's biggest tackle came on a third-and-one play in the fourth quarter with Dartmouth clinging to a four-point lead. He stuffed Columbia's Sean Brackett on a quarterback keeper that led to a 42-yard field goal attempt, which failed to split the uprights. The 10 tackles were a season high for Green.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale senior placekicker/punter Philippe Panico (Boston) connected on two of three field attempts, including a career-long 43 yarder, to help the Bulldogs to a 27-13 win over Penn. Panico also booted a 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter to make it a 10-point lead. He hit all three of his PAT attempts and had one of his six kickoffs go down as a touchback. Panico also recorded a tackle, assisting on a special teams stop in the third quarter.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman quarterback Logan Scott (Woodland Hills, Calif.) shared time behind center with senior Derek Russell, replacing injured starter Eric Williams, and helped guide the Bulldogs to a key touchdown in the win over Penn. Scott capped an 11-play, 59-yard scoring drive with a four-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds left to put Yale up 10-7 going into halftime. On the day, he completed eight of 11 passes for 64 yards.
Colton Chapple, Harvard (Sr., QB - Alpharetta, Ga.)
31-45-1, 448 yds., 5 TDs
Daniel Davis, Penn (Jr., LB - Norman,
10 tkls. (7 solo)
Marcorus Garrett, Columbia (Jr., RB - Marietta,
20 car. for 72 yds., 1 TD, 22 rec. yds.
Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard (Sr., TE - Medina, Ohio)
15 rec. for 192 yds., 3 TDs
Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (So., WR - Mendota
7 rec. for 96 yds., 1 TD
Kurt Ondash, Cornell (Sr., WR - New Canaan, Conn.)
12 rec. for 147 yds., 1 TD
Beau Palin, Yale (Jr., DE - Oconomowoc,
6 tkls. (6 solo), 2.0 TFL, 2 sacks
Jordan Reisner, Brown (Jr., RB - Highland Park,
22 car. for 193 yds., 2 TDs
Derek Russell, Yale, Sr. (WR/QB - Newton,
13-20-0, 94 yds., 1 TD, 61 rush yds., 1 TD
Mike Tate, Cornell (Fr., LB - Tampa, Fla.)
7 tkls. (5 solo), 1.5 TFL, 1 FF
Mike Waller, Columbia (Sr., LB - Wayne,
13 tkls. (12 solo), 0.5 TFL, 1 INT
Reed Watne, Brown (Sr., DB - Los Angeles)
8 tkls. (5 solo), 1.5 TFL, 1 BrUp
Roman Wilson, Princeton (Jr., WR - Broken
5 rec. for 111 yds., 1 TD
Mike Zeuki, Princeton (So., LB - Marlton,
12 tkls. (6 solo)
Saturday, October 27
*Yale at Columbia, 12:30 pm [YES]
*Princeton at Cornell, 12:30 pm [TIME WARNER]
*Brown at Penn, 1 pm
*Harvard at Dartmouth, 5 pm [CSNNE]
*Ivy League Contests
KEY: CSNNE – ComcastSportsNet Northeast (Comcast 35 [SD]/779 [HD], DirecTV 630, DISH 435); TIME WARNER – Time Warner Cable Sports Central New York (Channel 26, Rochester, N.Y.; Channel 23, Binghamton, N.Y.; Channel 13, Buffalo/Syracuse/Western, N.Y.); YES – YES Network (DirecTV 631)