PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard freshman running back Zach Boden (Atlanta, Ga.) has been named the Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week. It is the second such honor for Boden this season and three Harvard freshmen have combined to win the award five times through seven weeks of play.
Playing in a blizzard, Boden had a career night against Dartmouth, rushing for 116 yards on just 15 carries (7.5 ypc) with two touchdowns in a 41-10 win.
Boden had touchdown runs of eight and seven yards as Harvard produced three players who each ran for 100 yards and two scores (Winters and Scales).
Winters ran for 126 yards on 15 attempts (8.4 ypc) and was also 10-of-13 through the air for 116 more yards. He did not take a sack or lose a yard all game.
Scales opened the big plays with a 42-yard run on the team's third play from scrimmage. He finished with a game-high 139 yards on 18 carries (7.7 ypc) – also without losing a yard during the game.
After having just two 300-yard rushing games from 2000-07, Harvard has had a 300-yard rushing game in each of the past four seasons.
Harvard has scored at least 40 points in four straight games, marking the first such occurrence since 1890.
Harvard returns to action this Saturday with a road game at Columbia.