Gordon, Scales Earn Top Ivy League Weekly Honors
Gino Gordon was named the Ivy League's top performer from last weekend. (Photo, Gil Talbot)
PRINCETON, N.J. - Harvard junior running back Gino Gordon has been named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week while freshman running back Treavor Scales has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in an announcement from the league office Monday afternoon.
The pair became the first Harvard duo in 10 years to rush for at least 100 yards each. Both players had their century marks before the end of the third quarter as Harvard built a big lead. The last time two backs to collect 100 yards apiece came in 1999 when Chris Menick (22 rushes for 115) and Chuck Nwokocha (14 rushes for 110 yards) broke out against Cornell
Gordon became the first player on record at Harvard to record 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards in a single game as he tallied 222 total yards and three touchdowns on 12 touches in Harvard's win over Dartmouth. Gordon, who amassed all of his yardage in three quarters, rushed for 119 yards on eight attempts (14.9 yards per carry) and had all three of his scores on the ground (15 yards, 48 and eight yards) while not losing a yard from scrimmage. He also caught four passes for 103 yards. In all, he averaged 18.3 yards per touch on the afternoon. Ten of his 12 touches on the day resulted in either a first down or a touchdown.
Scales, the only player to win top rookie honors twice this season, collected a game-high 120 rushing yards and had two touchdowns while finishing with 131 total yards of offense in the win. His first score came from 40 yards out and he also bullied his way in from one yard out as he averaged 6.0 yards per carry without losing a yard from scrimmage.
Junior QB Collier Winters earned a spot on the Honor Roll after completing 12 of 15 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown in the win.