Harvard Crimson running back Zach Boden has been honored as Co-Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Dartmouth Big Green. Despite decidedly unfriendly weather conditions, the Atlanta native gained 7.5 yards per carry and netted 116 total yards along with 2 touchdowns. Boden, who plays a physical style of football, at times looked virtually unstoppable—in one instance, he ploughed ahead for an extra ten yards after Dartmouth linebacker Michael Runger (6’2, 215) latched firmly onto his shoulders. This is the second time that Boden has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Along with Boden, Crimson QB Collier Winters and RB Treavor Scales were named to the honor roll for their 100+ yard rushing efforts. Scales had 139 yards on 18 carries (7.8 ypc) while Winters had 126 yards on 15 attempts (8.4 ypc). The Crimson finished with a total of 395 rushing yards, one more than their total at Princeton last season.
Yale junior running back Mordecai Cargill received Ivy League Offensive Player of the week for his 230 yard, 2 TD effort against Columbia. Cargill had both of Yale’s TD’s in a 16-13 Bulldog victory. Brown linebacker Daniel Smithwick was named Defensive Player of the Week. Smithwick had 7 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception in the Bears’ 6-0 victory over Penn. Alexander Norocea, the kicker for Brown, received Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his two field goals (including the game winner) in the same contest. Boden shared Ivy League Rookie of the Week with Princeton freshman running back Chuck Dibilio.