Colton Chapple squares up in the pocket. Courtesy of the Harvard Department of Athletics
Following an incredible performance in Ithaca on Saturday afternoon, Harvard Quarterback Colton Chapple has been named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. Chapple was 23-38 for 414 total yards and four touchdowns in the Crimson's 41-31 victory over the Cornell Big Red. Chapple's 414 yards were good enough for second-most in a single game for any Harvard quarterback, behind only Neil Rose's 444-yard effort on November 2nd, 2002, against the Dartmouth Big Green. Saturday also marked the first time that any Crimson QB had thrown for over 400 since 2002.
Joining Chapple on the Ivy League Honor Roll were Wide Receiver Alex Sarkisian and Offensive Lineman Will Whitman. Sarkisian, who also co-hosts Kicking a Touchdown, WHRB's halftime feature, was Chapple's favorite target on the day, making 7 receptions for 117 yards and a TD. Whitman, meanwhile, is the first freshman to start at offensive line during head coach Tim Murphy's 18-year tenure, and has been outstanding at that: at Cornell, Whitman had 10 knock-down blocks and did not allow a single pressure, knock-down, or sack on Chapple.