NEW HAVEN, Conn. - It didn't take long for a Bulldog newcomer to grab a league honor. Yale freshman running back Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.) earned the first Ivy League Rookie of the Week award today after galloping for a game-high 103 yards and two scores in a win at Georgetown on Sept. 15. He is the first freshman to run for triple digits in his Yale debut.
Varga, who played at the University of Western Ontario in 2011, scored the first points of the Yale season on a two-yard run in the first quarter before adding the winning points in the third with a nine-yard burst.
The 5-foot-11, 220-pound back, who did not start but alternated series with senior Mordecai Cargill, also had 65 yards on kickoff returns and caught a six-yard pass.
The Elis beat the Hoyas 24-21 and are on the road again this Saturday to open the Ivy season at Cornell.
Varga image by Jack Warhola