CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football first-year Aidan Borguet has been named the STATS FCS National Freshman Player of the Week and the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Both awards are the first of the running back's career.
Hailing from Franklinvile, New Jersey, Borguet enjoyed a career game on Saturday at No. 25/24 Yale, rushing for 269 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries (24.5 ypc). Of Borguet's four TDs, three came in the second half and went for 59, 60 and 67 yards, respectively. His first scoring tote, meanwhile, was his shortest, going for 47 yards in the second quarter.
Borguet's performance will go down as one of the greatest in the 136-year history of The Game. His rushing yardage is the most by any player, easily outdistancing the previous record-holder, Dick Jauron of Yale (183 yards), and his four touchdowns equaled the most scored by any one player, tying Harvard's Eddie Mahan in 1915 and Paul Stanton in 2013.
Borguet has also etched his name in other areas of The Game's record book, sitting in a fifth-place tie for most touchdowns in a career and an eighth-place tie for most career points.
From a single-game perspective, Borguet's rushing total was the second-most in school history, trailing Matt Johnson's 323 yards at Brown in 1991. His four touchdowns were also the second-most behind only Tom Ossman's five-TD performance vs. Brown in 1951.