RB Goes For 120 in Debut
PRINCETON, N.J. – Spencer Alston, a first-year running back from Vienna, Va., made his collegiate debut a memorable one last Saturday in Yale's Ivy League Football opener at Cornell. The 185-pound former South Lakes High School star moved up to the No. 2 spot an hour before the game and ended up getting more carries than he expected.
Alston had 18 rushing attempts and ran for 120 yards, while his four-yard scamper into the end zone with 3:14 left in the fourth quarter ended up producing the game-winning points in a 30-24 game.
His longest run of the day was a 25-yarder, helping the Elis rack up 428 of total offense. Alston also grabbed a pass from quarterback Kurt Rawlings that went for 21 yards.
The Bulldogs (1-1) host No. 13/16 Maine (2-1) this Saturday at Yale Bowl on Youth Day.
Sept. 22 Ivy Awards
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
John Lovett, Princeton (Sr., QB – Wantagh, N.Y.)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Isiah Swann, Dartmouth (Jr., DB – Queen Creek, Ariz.)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Alleyne, Columbia (Sr., K/P – San Diego, Calif.)
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Spencer Alston, Yale (Fr., RB – Vienna, Va.)
Michael Hoecht, Brown (Jr., DL – Oakwood, Ohio)
Michael McGovern, Brown (So., QB – St. Louis, Mo.)
Daniel DeLorenzi, Columbia (Jr., DL – Cedar Grove, N.J.)
Ronald Smith, Columbia (Jr., WR – St. Louis, Mo.)
Harold Coles, Cornell (Jr., RB – Erie, Pa.)
Nikolas Null, Cornell (Jr., K /P – Bradenton, Fla.)
Derek Kyler, Dartmouth (So., QB – DeKalb, Ill.)
Jonah Lipel, Harvard (Fr., K – Tarzana, Calif.)
Jake Smith, Harvard (So., QB – Ithaca, Mich.)
Cole Thompson, Harvard (Sr., S – Folsom, Calif.)
Karekin Brooks, Penn (Jr., RB – Marietta, Ga.)
Jacob Martin, Penn (Jr., DB – Buford, Ga.)
Nick Miller, Penn (Sr., LB – New Market, Md.)
Stephen Carlson, Princeton (Sr., WR – Jamestown, N.Y.)
TJ Floyd, Princeton (Jr., DB – Jacksonville, Fla.)
Tom Johnson, Princeton (Sr., LB – Moorestown, N.J.)
Alex Galland, Yale (Sr., K/P – Bakersfield, Calif.)