Photos courtesy of Brown Sports Information, Columbia Sports
Information/Media Relations and Princeton Athletic
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2010 season of Ivy League football has come down to one more Saturday.
And on that final Ivy football weekend is one of college football's most-storied rivalries simply known as "The Game". Harvard and Yale will meet for the 127th time in a game that has title implications. If Yale can end a three-game losing streak to the Crimson and get a little help from Cornell with an upset win over first-place Penn, the Bulldogs would share the 2010 title with Penn.
Beginning at Noon, "The Game" can be seen live on VERSUS with veteran sportscaster Ron Thulin calling the action, former Princeton standout Ross Tucker providing analysis and Lewis Johnson roaming the sidelines with in-game reports and interviews and can be heard live on SIRIUS Channel 130 as the Ivy League Football Game of the Week on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Penn won't be looking to extend any brotherly love to Yale as the Quakers are shooting for their second-straight and 15th overall title in their season finale at Cornell. A win would mark the 20th time in the 55-year football history of the Ivy League that the champion would have gone undefeated in conference play to win the Penn Class of 1925 trophy.
The Week 10 schedule also features the 90th meeting between Dartmouth and Princeton in a series where the Tigers hold a slim 43-42-4 advantage and the 75th meeting between Brown and Columbia with both looking to close the season with back-to-back wins.
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brown senior quarterback Joe Springer (Mendota Heights, Minn.) rallied the Bears from an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter to defeat Dartmouth 35-28. Springer threw three touchdown passes of three, 11 and 30 yards on 22-of-42 passing for 281 yards. He also added a crucial two-point conversion pass completion to sophomore wide receiver Tellef Lundevall in the fourth quarter.
Columbia sophomore quarterback Sean Brackett (Brooklyn, Conn.) scored the game-winning touchdown with 37 seconds remaining, helping the Lions defeat Cornell 20-17. During the final drive, which spanned 59 yards and lasted two minutes, Brackett rushed for 22 yards, including a 16-yard gain on third down with the game on the line. Brackett also threw for 37 yards (4-of-7) on the drive. His one-yard touchdown run gave him his third rushing touchdown this season. On the day, Bracket rushed for 151 yards and passed for 204 yards (19-of-41) with two touchdowns (1 rush, 1 pass).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton senior linebacker Jon Olofsson (Frankford, Ill.) led the Tiger defense that allowed only one offensive touchdown to Yale in a 14-13 loss to the Bulldogs. Olofsson was all over the field, compiling 14 tackles, including 13 solo stops, with two of those tackles for loss, including one sack. He forced a fumble on one play, recovered a fumble on another and also added a pass breakup.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth junior cornerback/return specialist Shawn Abuhoff (Hialeah, Fla.) brought back a punt for a touchdown for the third time this year, tying a school record, in the Big Green's 35-28 loss to Brown. No other player in FCS has more than two, and the only player in Division I who has equaled that total is Oregon's Cliff Harris who has four. He totaled 104 punt return yards, bolstered by his electrifying 76-yard return for for a score. Due to his return prowress, the Bears continually avoided him on kickoffs, squibbing several kicks.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman quarterback Connor Kelley (Batesville, Ind.) completed 13 of 17 passes for 122 yards and threw for his first collegiate touchdown, a 28-yard pass to senior wide receiver Trey Peacock, in the Tigers' 14-13 loss at Yale. Kelley also ran for a team-best 45 yards.
Gio Christodoulou, Yale, Senior, Wide Receiver/Return Specialist (Miami, Fla.)
110 all-purpose yds. (90 PR, 20 rec.)
Brandon Colavita, Penn, Sophomore, Running Back (Sewell, N.J.)
17 car. for 122 yds., 2 TDs
Luke Eddy, Columbia, Freshman, Placekicker (Shirley, Mass.)
2-of-2 FGs, 2 PATs
Gino Gordon, Harvard, Senior, Running Back (Bonita, Calif.)
21 car. for 113 yds., 1 TD, 22 rec. yds.
Bronson Green, Dartmouth, Freshman, Linebacker (Los Angeles, Calif.)
11 tkls. (3 solo), 1 PBU
Alex Gross, Columbia, Senior, Linebacker (Kettering, Ohio)
14 tkls. (9 solo), 3 PBUs
Ben Heller, Cornell, Senior, Safety (Miami, Fla.)
9 tkls. (4 solo), 0.5 TFL, 1 INT
Jeff Mathews, Cornell, Freshman, Quarterback (Camarillo, Calif.)
17-of-36 for 197 yds., 1 rush TD
Clayton McGrath, Brown, Junior, Defensive End (Longmeadow, Mass.)
5 tkls. (4 solo), 3.5 TFL, 1 sack
Alexander Norocea, Brown, Freshman, Placekicker (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
2-of-3 FGs, 3 PATs
Josue Ortiz, Harvard, Senior, Defensive Tackle (Miami, Fla.)
8 tkls. (6 solo), 1 TFL, 1 FF, 1 PBU
Erik Rask, Penn, Junior, Linebacker (Newport Beach, Calif.)
11 tkls. (5 solo), 0.5 sack, 1 block, 1 PBU
Andrew Samson, Penn, Senior, Placekicker (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
2-of-2 FGs, 4 PATs
Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth, Junior, Tailback (Norton, Mass.)
27 car. for 86 yds., 2 TDs, 45 rec. yds.
Patrick Witt, Yale, Junior, Quarterback (Atlanta, Ga.)
22-of-32 for 237 yds., 1 TD
Saturday, November 20
*Yale at Harvard, Noon [VERSUS] [SIRIUS]
*Columbia at Brown, 12:30 pm
*Penn at Cornell, 12:30 pm
*Dartmouth at Princeton, 1 pm
*Ivy League Contest
KEY: SIRIUS – SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Channel 130); VERSUS – VERSUS Network (DirecTV 603, DISH 151)