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Collier Winters Named Ivy League Football Offensive Player of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard junior quarterback Collier Winters has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week in an announcement from the league office on Monday afternoon.

Winters, the second-straight offensive player of the week for the Crimson (Gino Gordon), was joined on the weekly Honor Roll by defensive tackle Josue Ortiz and freshman place kicker David Mothander.

The selections come following Harvard’s 30-14 victory at Dartmouth on Saturday as the Crimson reached the 30-point plateau for the fifth time this season – all victories.

Making his first start of the season, Winters accounted for three first half touchdowns in the Crimson’s victory. He ran for a pair of first quarter Touchdowns and threw a second quarter TD pass before finishing the day 19-for-31 for 212 yards and no interceptions. Harvard converted its first eight third-down chances including all seven in the first quarter as the team ran 31 offensive plays.

Ortiz had two sacks from his defensive tackle position against a Dartmouth team that had allowed just one sack in the first five games of the season. He finished the day with four tackles and leads the Ivy League in tackles for a loss.

Mothander was perfect on kick placements in the game, going 3-for-3 on field goals. He converted a season-long 43-yard field goal in the first quarter and later added kicks of 27 and 35 yards. He also had a touchback on a kickoff.

Notes:
Harvard head coach Tim Murphy is 9-0 all-time in games played in Hanover, N.H. … Harvard is 48-2 when leading at halftime since the start of the 2003 season … Harvard is 34-7 when a player rushes for 100 yards since 2000 … Harvard is 272-5-1 all-time when scoring at least 30 points … Harvard has scored at least 30 points in each of its five victories this season … Since 2000 Harvard is 28-0 when it does not fumble and 22-0 when not committing a turnover … The Crimson is averaging 420 yards per game on offense during league play … Harvard running backs Gino Gordon (7.4 ypc) and Treavor Scales (6.5 ypc) rank first and second in the Ivy League in yards per carry by a wide margin. Gordon ranks second nationally while Scales ranks 10th … Harvard has scored points in a school-record 125 consecutive games … Harvard has held 11 of its last 18 Ivy League foes under 100 yards rushing dating back to the 2008 season … Looking ahead to Columbia, Harvard has won seven straight home games in the series and 14 of the last 15 games played at The Stadium.