While Princeton's 39-point comeback victory at Brown was the ultimate team effort, two spectacular performances were singled out by the Ivy League when it announced the award winners for Week 5.
Junior quarterback Quinn Epperly was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks, while freshman defensive back Dorian Williams was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Epperly led the Tigers to 39 unanswered points in 39-17 comeback win at Brown. He scored three rushing touchdowns to take over Ivy League lead in touchdowns scored and also completed 14-of-22 passes for 233 yards. He ignited a key scoring drive before halftime with crucial 24-yard completion on third and 18 from the Princeton four-yard-line. Epperly ranks second nationally in points responsible for per game at 24.4.
Williams recorded a career-best and team-high eight tackles in the Tigers' 39-17 victory at Brown. Williams ended Brown's longest drive of the second half when he forced a fumble as the Bears were just outside the red zone late in the third quarter with Princeton holding on to a 25-17 lead at the time. Williams leads all Princeton freshmen with 20 tackles this season, and he ranks second overall on the team in breakups and sacks.
"Quinn Epperly had another excellent game against Brown," head coach Bob Surace said. "He was tremendous running the offense and making plays in multiple ways. He continues to make good decisions and find ways to help us score points in the red zone and with explosive plays. Dorian Williams was very productive and he did a terrific job playing physical. His effort was tremendous and paid off with a critical forced fumble in the third quarter.
"We are excited for both Quinn and Dorian to receive these honors this week," Surace added.
Princeton shares first place with both Harvard and Penn in the Ivy League with a 2-0 league mark, and the Tigers will head to Boston this weekend for a nationally televised (Fox College Sports Atlantic) showdown with the Crimson Saturday at 1 pm.