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Football Weekly Release - Week 3

Brown's Alexander Norocea and Princeton's Tommy Wornham
Brown's Alexander Norocea and Princeton's Tommy Wornham

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Photos courtesy of Brown Sports Information and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- After another exciting weekend of Ivy League football, two more Ivy openers and a Governor's Cup battle highlight the Week 3 schedule.

Princeton travels to the Big Apple to take on Columbia and Dartmouth heads south to take on Penn for their first League games of the season. The Princeton-Columbia game sets up to be an offensive showdown, coming off superlative performances by the Tigers' Tommy Wornham (263 total yards, 3 TDs in win over Lafayette) and the Lions' Sean Brackett (246 total yards, 1 TD in win over Towson). Dartmouth's strong running game, led by junior Nick Schwieger and freshman Dominick Pierre, faces Penn's defensive unit, paced by senior defensive backs Josh Powers and Jon Saelinger.

In non-conference action, Brown battles on archival Rhode Island in the 95th edition of the Governor's Cup, which will be presented to the winning team by current Rhode Island governor Donald Carcieri [Brown '69]. Lafayette faces its third-straight Ivy opponent hosting Harvard while Yale hosts first-time foe Albany and Cornell is on the road at Bucknell in a game to be televised live by the CBS College Sports Network.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton junior quarterback Tommy Wornham (San Diego, Calif.) completed 23-of-43 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Tigers' 36-33 double-overtime win over Lafayette. Wornhm rushed for 49 yards and a third touchdown, which tied the game at 24 early in the fourth quarter. He began Princeton's second-overtime possession with a 12-yard rush to set up the game-winning touchdown three plays later.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown senior linebacker Andrew Serrano (Phoenix, Ariz.) led the Bears' defensive effort that held the Harvard offense in check all night in a 29-14 win over the Crimson. Serrano recorded a team-high seven tackles, including three solo hits, and forced a fumble in limiting Harvard to 112 total yards, including a minus-16 yards rushing. He guided the Brown defense to keep Harvard to only 76 offensive yards up until the Crimson's final possession.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman placekicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) turned in another clutch performance in the Bears' 29-14 victory over Harvard, tying the Brown school record with five field goals. Norocea totaled 17 points, adding two PATs, which tied for the second-most points in an Ivy game and tied for the third-most points ever in a single game in League history. He connected on field goals from 20 yards twice, 35 yards twice and a career-high 44 yards. His five field goals tied the school record held by Tyler Chase against Penn in 1972 and matched by Chris Ingerslev against Cornell in 1985 and Steve Morgan against Harvard in 2005.

CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Filling for an ill Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth freshman running back Dominick Pierre (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) topped 100 yards in just his second collegiate game, with 110 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, to help the Big Green to a 21-19 win over Sacred Heart and off to its first 2-0 start in 13 years. Pierre scored the first Dartmouth touchdown of the game from three yards out in the second quarter, but it was his second score in the third quarter for a 21-12 lead that proved to be the difference in the game. He had three runs of at least 10 yards and only once lost yardage on a carry.

HONOR ROLL
Sean Brackett, Columbia, Sophomore, Quarterback (Brooklyn, Conn.)
11-for-15, 157 yds., 1 TD, 89 rush yds.

Emani Fenton, Cornell, Senior, Cornerback (Ashton, Va.)
6 tkls. (5 solo), 2 INTs

Luke Hussey, Dartmouth, Senior, Linebacker (Seattle, Wash.)    
12 tkls. (6 solo), 1 TFL, 1 PBU

Marco Iannuzzi, Harvard, Senior, Wide Receiver (Calgary, Alberta)    
194 all-purpose yds., 95-yd. KOR for TD

Patrick Jacob, Princeton, Junior, Placekicker (Solon, Ohio)
3 FGs including 24-yarder to force OT

Mark Kachmer, Brown, Sophomore, Tailback (Wheaton, Ill.)    
19 car. for 89 yds., 2 TDs, 45 KOR yds.

Josh Martin, Columbia, Sophomore, Defensive End (Aurora, Colo.)    
6 tkls. (4 solo), 2.5 sacks, 1.5 TFL, 4 QBH

Jeff Mathews, Cornell, Freshman, Quarterback (Camarillo, Calif.)    
23-for-35, 248 yds., 1 TD

Jon Olofsson, Princeton, Senior, Linebacker (Frankfort, Ill.)
16 tkls. (6 solo), 1 TFL, 1 PBU

Josh Powers, Penn, Senior, Safety (Fishers, Ind.)
3 tkls. (3 solo), FF set up go-ahead score

Alex Thomas, Yale, Junior, Running Back (Ansonia, Conn.)
18 car. for 124 yds., 1 TD

Matt Tuten, Penn, Senior, Wide Receiver (Littleton, Colo.)
6 rec. for 89 yds.

Collin Zych, Harvard, Senior, Free Safety (Plano, Texas)
12 tkls. (6 solo), 1 INT, 1 PBU

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 2
Harvard at Lafayette, Noon [LSN] [ESPN3]
Albany at Yale, Noon
*Princeton at Columbia, 12:30 pm [SIRIUS]
Brown at Rhode Island, 1 pm
Cornell at Bucknell, 3:30 pm [CBS COLLEGE]
*Dartmouth at Penn, 3:30 pm [CSN]

*Ivy League Contest

KEY: CBS COLLEGE – CBS College Sports Network (DirecTV 613, DISH 152);  CSN – Comcast SportsNet; ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; LSN – Lafayette Sports Network (RCN-4, Lehigh Valley, Pa.; RCN-8, Philadelphia; WBPH-TV, Allentown, Pa.; taped-delay on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network [DirecTV 640, DISH 432]); SIRIUS – SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Channel 130)