JOHN LOVETT EARNS 7TH IVY LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, ADDS SUBURBAN TRANSIT PRINCETON HONOR

  • October 8, 2018

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Senior John Lovett earned his third straight Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honor on Monday, which followed Princeton’s record-setting performance in the 66-7 win over Lehigh, and he also added his second Suburban Transit/GoPrincetonTigers.com Athlete of the Week award of the season.

Lovett was as dominant as ever, completing 20 of 28 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns, while he also rushed 12 times for 111 yards and a score. He has now won the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week award seven times in his career, which ties him for the fourth-most in Ivy League history. The league record is nine, held by Brown graduate and former Princeton offensive coordinator James Perry.

Lovett, the 2016 Ivy League Player of the Year, leads the FCS in points responsible for per game (27.5), ranks second in passing efficiency (187.5), and fourth in rushing yards per carry (8.98). The Princeton single-season record-holder for rushing touchdowns (20, 2016), he needs only three more to match Quinn Epperly ’15 for second on the career list with 38; Keith Elias ’94 holds the Princeton record with 49.

Lovett ranks in the Ivy League Top 3 in both rushing yards (101.0) and passing yards (233.0) per game this season. No other player is even in the Top 10 in both categories.

ALL-TIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

No.PlayerSchoolYears
9James PerryBrown1997-99
8Nick HartiganBrown2003-05
8Clifton DawsonHarvard2003-06
7John LovettPrinceton2014-present
7Chris ZingoCornell1991-93
7Jay FiedlerDartmouth1991-93
7Chad LevittCornell1994-96
7Taylor NorthropPrinceton1999-01
6Keith EliasPrinceton1991-93
6Quinn EpperlyPrinceton2011-14