PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard Junior linebacker Bobby Schneider has been tabbed as the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week while Zach Hodges has been named as the league's Rookie of the Week following the Crimson's 24-7 win over Brown on Friday night in front of 18,565.
Schneider was called on to step up for a linebacking unit that was without Blaise deal, who was injured in the opener. Schneider did just that, recording seven tackles (5 solo), including a key 9-yard sack while also intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter to seal the win. His sack came as Brown was driving late in the first half with the Grapevine, Texas native stopping Brown's Kyle Newhall-Caballero on 4th-and-6 from Harvard's 33.
Hodges also had a big game with three tackles (two solo) and a game-high three QB hurries. His biggest play was a clutch forced fumble at Harvard's 1-yard line as the Atlanta, Ga. native poked the ball free from behind Brown's Mark Katchmer as he was headed towards the end zone.
All told, Harvard forced five Brown turnovers while pressuring the Bears' QB with 10 hurries, three sacks and five tackles for a loss.
The Crimson got help on the offensive side of the ball as Treavor Scales ran 29 times for 129 yards and a touchdown, finishing five yards shy of a career-high. Sophomore tight end Cameron Brate led all players with 93 receiving yards on five receptions with one touchdown against Brown including three highlight-reel catches.
The Crimson takes to the road this week for a 1 p.m. game at Lafayette.