Football Weekly Release - Week 3
Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League football moves
into its second month of the 2013 season with six games on the Week
Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton get their first Ivy League action this Saturday with Brown, Cornell, Harvard and Yale stepping out of conference for their second of three non-League games.
Among the 13 Football Championship Subdivision conferences and independents, the Ivy League enters its third week first in sacks per game (38.0), second in passing yards per game (257.19), receiving yards per game (257.19) and total offense per game (417.06) and third in scoring (30.38 per team per game).
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior wide receiver/defensive back Deon Randall (San Diego) wowed the crowd in his first game at the Yale Bowl in nearly two years with a four-touchdown performance in the Bulldogs' 38-23 win over Cornell. Randall hauled in three touchdowns as part of a career day of 11 catches and 148 yards and added a fourth score on the ground. All four of his touchdowns came consecutively in the second half to break open a tie game at halftime. He also got his first collegiate action at defensive back, recording a solo stop and deflecting a pass.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior defensive end Zach Hodges (Atlanta) was a presence up front all night for the Crimson in a 41-23 win over Brown. Hodges was in the Bears' backfield three times with three tackles for a loss for seven yards, including one sack. He added an interception and returned it for nine yards in the third quarter. Hodges finished the night with four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the victory.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior placekicker David Mothander (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) made all five PAT attempts and drilled two field goals, both from 36 yards out, finishing with 11 points in the Crimson’s win over Brown. Mothander now has 220 points in his career, which moves him to second on Harvard’s all-time career scoring list.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman defensive back Robert Ries (Cincinnati) played well in his first collegiate game at the Yale Bowl with nine tackles and his first career interception in the Bulldogs' Ivy League-opening victory over Cornell. Ries' nine tackles were second highest on the team and four of his nine stops were solo efforts. He added a pass breakup in the win.
Phillip Bhaya, Princeton (Sr., DB - Haddonfield, N.J.)
10 tkls. (4 solo), 1 BrUp
Cole Champion, Yale (Sr., DB - Planation, Fla.)
12 tkls. (10 solo), 1 BrUp
Quinn Epperly, Princeton (Jr., QB - Knoxville, Tenn.)
69 rush yds., 4 TDs; 3-6-0, 19 yds.
Marcorus Garrett, Columbia (Sr., RB - Marietta, Ga.)
15 car. for 115 yds., 2 TDs; 9 rec. yds.
Bobby Marani, Cornell (So., FS - Aptos, Calif.)
10 tkls. (7 solo), 1 FF
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Sr., QB - Camarillo, Calif.)
25-43-2, 336 yds., 3 TDs; 26 rush yds.
Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
18 car. for 124 yds., 1 TD; 16 rec. yds.
Vinny Pugliese, Columbia (Jr., LB - Copley, Ohio)
14 tkls. (6 solo), 1 sack, 2.0 TFL
Xavier Russo, Brown (Jr., LB - San Francisco)
8 tkls. (6 solo), 1 sack, 1.0 TFL, 1 INT
Conner Scott, Penn (Sr., WR - Kenilworth, Ill.)
11 rec. for 129 yds.
John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)
17 car. for 110 yds., 2 TDs, 5 rec. yds.
Paul Stanton, Harvard (So., RB - Kenner, La.)
16 car. for 91 yds., 2 TDs
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (So., QB - Corinth, Texas)
21-35-0, 273 yds., 3 TDs; 87 rush yds.
Saturday, October 5
Colgate at Cornell, 12:30 pm [IVY]
*Columbia at Princeton, 1 pm [ESPN3]
*Dartmouth at Penn, 1 pm [IVY]
Harvard at Holy Cross, 1 pm
Yale at Cal Poly, 5 pm
Rhode Island at Brown, 6 pm [IVY]
* Ivy League Contests
ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network