Nov. 7, 2005
Providence, RI - Bears' All-American running back Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player for the fifth time this season after leading first-place Brown to a 38-21 victory over Yale, knocking the Elis out of a first place tie in the Ivy standings.
The Bears are now 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Ivy League, tied for first place with Princeton. Brown, winners of six games in a row, has games remaining at home on Saturday, November 12 against Dartmouth, and on the road against Columbia on November 19th.
Hartigan, the nation's leading rusher and Walter Payton Award finalist, turned in another big game performance in the Ivy battle for first place, rushing for 192 yards on 33 carries and scoring four touchdowns. His touchdown came on runs of 34, 30 and nine yards, while he also caught a four-yard touchdown pass.
Hartigan moved over the 4,000-yard rushing mark for his career and ran for 100 or more yards for the 21st time in his career and the seventh time in eight games this season. He now has 1,305 yards on the ground for the year, second best in Brown football history, and 4,070 career rushing yards, fourth best in the Ivy record book.
He also moved into third place in all-time Ivy League scoring, now with 294 career points. His 92 points this season are just six points short of his own Brown record of 102 points set in 2004.