Monday Notes/Highlights: Freshman Scores, Horsted Block Party, Trio Makes Ivy Honor Roll
Here are the Week 8 Monday Notes following the 28-0 victory over Penn:
• You can watch the Monday Rewind highlight package here.
• John Lovett had accounted for 12 straight touchdowns (five rush, six pass, one catch) prior to freshman Ryan Quigley‘s 50-yard score late in the Cornell victory. For only the second time since the Ivy League season began in Week 3, Princeton scored two straight touchdowns without Lovett on the field, and both were scored by freshmen. The first score against Penn came on Princeton’s first blocked punt since 2012; Jesper Horsted (pictured) blocked the punt, while freshman Jeremiah Tyler picked it up and returned it 14 yards for the touchdown.
• Jesper Horsted, James Frusciante and Ty Desiré were each named to the All-Ivy Honor Roll this week. Frusciante caught five passes for 43 yards, including a four-yard touchdown catch, and he also caught Princeton’s first two-point conversion of the season. Desiré had six tackles, including one for a loss, and he knocked down a fourth down pass in Princeton territory to help the Tigers record their first shutout since 2012.
• The victory clinches Princeton’s second winning season this decade, and its fourth since 1998; the Tigers haven’t had a losing season since 2011, though — besides the 8-2 Ivy championship season in 2013, the Tigers went 5-5 in 2012, 2014, and 2015. With two more wins, the Class of 2017 can become the winningest class at Princeton in more than two decades. The Tigers would have 26 victories, the most since the Class of 1997. The Class of 1996 won 31 games.
• Princeton has not allowed a single second-half touchdown in a game within 30 points at any point during the Ivy League season, and it has allowed only one field goal during that stretch.