Griffin Named GPT Athlete of the Week; Davidson, Stagg Earn Ivy Honors

  • September 30, 2019

A history-making Saturday afternoon opened the door for an honor-filled Monday for Princeton football.

Kevin Davidson was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards Co-Performer of the Week for the FCS. Davidson set the Ivy League single-game record for touchdown passes with seven in Princeton’s 56-23 over Bucknell Saturday in Lewisburg.

Davidson went 29 for 37 for 381 yards in the game, and he threw the seven TD’s without throwing an interception. Davidson currently leads the FCS in passing efficiency and in completion percentage.

His favorite target was Andrew Griffin, who caught nine passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns. He became the sixth Princeton player ever to reach 200 receiving yards in a game, and he also tied the Ivy League record for touchdown receptions in a game.

Griffin has been named the GoPrincetonTigers.Com Athlete of the Week, presented by Coach USA. Griffin leads the Ivy League and is seventh in the FCS in total touchdown receptions with five in just two games; the players he is tied with or who are above him have all played either four or five games to date.

Freshman James Stagg was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after his big-play impact as a defensive lineman. Stagg had a sack on the final play of the first half to stop a Bison drive when the score was 28-14; a touchdown on that drive could have had a major effect on the game. He then helped the Tigers put it away when he intercepted a pass and returned it to the two-yard-line to set up another Tiger touchdown.

Princeton remained ranked 23rd in the AFCA weekly poll and moved into the rankings at No. 25 in the STATS FCS poll.

Princeton opens its Ivy League season this coming Saturday at 1 on Powers Field at Princeton Stadium.