October 16, 2007

McLeod Named Ivy Player of Week

Oct. 16, 2007

Junior TB Mike McLeod, who needs 346 yards to break Robert Carr's record and become Yale's career rushing leader, broke his own school record (Holy Cross, 2007, 255 yards) with 276 yards (5th best for Ivy player) last week and earned Ivy Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this fall. His performance helped the Yale football team (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) remain unbeaten and move up to No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll. The Elis are ranked fourth in the Lambert Trophy (Eastern supremacy) voting.

He scored on runs of 16 and 55 yards; the 55-yarder was the longest run of his career. He averaged 6.9 per carry and caught one pass for three yards. His school-record 40 rushing TDs are sixth on the Ivy career list.

McLeod, the New Britain, Conn., native who leads the FCS with 199 yards per game, ranks second in the nation with 18 points per game. His 995 rushing yards in five games are more than any Ivy League team has produced while his 15 TDs are more than three Ancient Eight offenses have managed this fall.

The Bulldogs received 33 points in the ECAC's Lambert FCS Poll, trailing Massachusetts (5-1, 50), Hofstra (6-0, 39) and James Madison (6-1, 39).

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