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Stanton Named Ivy Co-Offensive Player of the Week After 4 TD Performance at Yale

Paul Stanton, Jr., found the end zone four times at Yale Nov. 23 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  Sophomore running back Paul Stanton, Jr., has been named Co-Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Cornell's Jeff Matthews shares the honor with Stanton.

Stanton, who hails from Kenner, La., tied the Harvard record (Eddie Mahan in 1915) for touchdowns in The Game with four in the Crimson's 34-7 win at Yale Saturday. Stanton scored on rushes of 25 and two yards and also found the back of the end zone on 21 and 18-yard passes from quarterback Conner Hempel.
 
Stanton finished the game with 27 attempts for 118 yards on the ground and four catches for 40 yards.
 
Stanton finished the season third in the conference with 936 yards and was second with 17 touchdowns. He was also fourth in the Ancient Eight with 1,908 all-purpose yards and his 15 rushing TDs rank third most for a single-season in Harvard history.
 
With the win at Yale, combined with Dartmouth's win over Princeton, the Crimson won a share of its 15th Ivy League title and seventh under Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football. Harvard concluded the season 9-1 and 6-1 in the Ancient Eight, while extending its win streak to seven against the Bulldogs.