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Dudek Ivy Rookie of Week

Dudek Ivy Rookie of Week

Yale RB Goes for 173 vs. Big Red


PRINCETON, NJZane Dudek, a first-year running back who led a ground attack that accounted for 342 yards in Yale's home and league opener, a 49-24 win over Cornell, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Dudek, a Kittanning, Pa., native who owned the Western Pennsylvania High School rushing record (492 yards) for a game until earlier this fall, had a second straight collegiate triple-digit performance with 173 yards and one touchdown against the Big Red.

Dudek averaged 10.8 per carry and set up a pair of Yale scores with long runs, including a 47-yarder.

"I need to adapt to getting lower on plays, just getting three or four yards on plays instead of going for the long run the way I used to in high school," said Dudek in the press conference after the game. "I have to get used to not being wide open. Our O-line does a great job, so I can focus on getting us second and five, which makes it easier on our offense."

He ran for 131 yards and two scores on just nine carries in his debut at Lehigh two weeks ago.

Dudek and the Bulldogs take their 2-0 record to Fordham for a Saturday night (6:00) game at the Bronx this weekend that can be seen on the Patriot League Network and heard on WELI (AM 960) Radio.



Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity