Providence, RI - Brown junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week for his play in leading the Bears to a 37-10 win over Geogetown in Washington, D.C.
Yules, who came to Brown from the Moses Brown School in Providence, led the charge as the Brown defense held Georgetown to one yard of total offense in the second half, and zero first downs after halftime. Yules had two quarterback sacks for a loss of 13 yards and added another tackle for a loss.
He also played a major role in an incredible goal line stand that set the tone for the game. Early in the second quarter, Georgetown had the ball first and goal at the Brown one-inch line. Yules stopped the Hoyas on first down for no gain, and then again on second down for no gain, both times with the nose of the ball one inch away from the goal line. After a Brown stop on third down, Georgetown was forced to kick a field goal.
Overall, Yules had five tackles against the Hoyas, including three solo hits.
Yules and the Brown football team will travel to Kingston, Rhode Island on Saturday to battle URI in the 97th Annual Governor's Cup Football game. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.