PRINCETON, N.J. - Harvard junior quarterback Collier Winters has been named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week in an announcement from the league office Monday afternoon.
Winters threw two touchdown passes in the waning moments of the fourth quarter Saturday to lead Harvard to a 14-10 victory at Yale in the 126th playing of The Game. Winters completed 10 of 26 passes for 211 yards while also running 11 times for 51 yards (4.6 ypc) in the game. His touchdown passes came in the form of a 41-yarder to preseason All-America wideout Matt Luft and a 32-yarder to Chris Lorditch with just over 1:30 left in the game to complete Harvard's comeback.
Winters is a two-time recipient of the award after also garnering honors back on Sept. 28.
Named to the Honor Roll this week were Lorditch and senior linebacker Jon Takamura.
Takamura had a team-high nine tackles (five solo) against Harvard and he intercepted a pass at midfield with 51 seconds left in the game to seal the win.
Lorditch recorded his third career 100-yard receiving game Saturday against Yale with five receptions for 104 yards including a 32-yard touchdown pass with under two minutes remaining to lift Harvard to the win.
With its 14-10 win at Yale, Harvard extended its own Ivy League-record of seven-win seasons to nine straight ... The victory ensures that Harvard finishes the decade with at least the nation's second-best winning percentage this decade with a 76-23 record (.768). Harvard is also among the top 10 teams in all of Division I in winning percentage in the 2000's ... Over the past nine seasons, Harvard boasts a 71-18 mark (.798) ... Harvard has won the last five games played at Yale Bowl and won eight of the last nine games ... The last time that Harvard won eight of nine games against Yale came from 1912-1922 when the Crimson dominated the series by outscoring the Bulldogs 154-20, losing just one game by a 6-3 margin (1916) with four shutout victories ... Harvard has scored points in a school-record 118 consecutive games ... Jon Takamura's interception at Yale on Saturday gave the senior linebacker four on the season and marked the first time this decade that a linebacker has led the team in interceptions. He also led the team with four sacks and finished third in tackles (47 - 22 solo) despite missing a game and only starting two ... Carl Ehrlich, the senior captain, finished his career with exactly 100 career tackles after registering seven on Saturday with two sacks.