Dougherty Named Ivy Offensive Player of the Week, Morgan Earns Ivy Special Teams Player of the Week Honors
Oct. 8, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown junior quarterback Michael Dougherty (Davie, FL) has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and senior kicker Steve Morgan (New Albany, OH) was named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week following Brown's 48-37 loss to Holy Cross.
Dougherty, the nation's top passer at 331.5 yards per game -- threw for more than 400 yards for the second straight week, completing 42 passes, just two
short of the Ivy record, on 65 attempts, a new Brown mark. Dougherty, who had 422 passing yards and 447 total yards, engineered a strong second-half comeback bid, rallying the Bears from a 21-point halftime
deficit (31-10) to tie the game at 34-34 early in the fourth quarter. Dougherty also threw touchdown passes of 31 and 7 yards. Ironically, his 42 completions are tied for second in the Brown record book with current Brown quarterbacks coach James Perry '00, the Ivy League's all-time leading passer. In addition, Dougherty's 447 yards of total offense rank fifth best in the Brown record book.
Morgan etched his name into the Ivy record book against Holy Cross when he booted a 31-yard field goal with 10:44 left in the second quarter to establish a
League record for career kicking points. Morgan registered 13 points for the game and now has 240 in his career, eclipsing the Ivy mark of 229, held by Brown's Sean Jensen since 2001. Morgan's second field goal of the day, a 37-yard boot, and third field goal of 32 yards,
moved him into second place in Ivy career field goals, now with 43.
Morgan -- now within two of the all-time Ivy mark for career field
goals [45 by Princeton's Derek Javarone `06] -- made a touchdown-
saving solo tackle on a third-quarter kickoff.