Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Triston Fairchild
College: Colgate University
Height, weight, class, position: 5-10, 205-pound, senior, running back
High School: Papillion Lavista South in Papillion, Neb.
About Triston: For three years Triston has been a reserve running back for the Raiders with limited carries. His biggest production for Colgate has been on special teams. His coach called him a player” who always gave his best effort and did everything to make us better.” After participating in the Colgate Lift For Life twice, Triston took on a leadership role for the second oldest chapter in the Uplifting Athletes network. He attended the 2019 Leadership Development Conference and armed with a commitment to support the Rare Disease Community helped guide the 2018 Patriot League Champion Raiders to a successful 2019 Lift For Life as the Chapter President.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
FAIRCHILD: My most memorable experience was beating JMU in the 2018 FCS playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals. JMU was a strong team and we accomplished a lot for the program that year.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
FAIRCHILD: My immediate family has recently been affected by a rare disease, so I found that it was a great opportunity to use my platform as a college football player to help raise awareness and money for the cause.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
FAIRCHILD: Uplifting athletes has taught me that people care about the rare disease community and that when a program rallies together around a cause, change can be made for the betterment of those affected with a rare disease.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
FAIRCHILD: I would tell them to trust the process, there are always kids who play early and then there are late-bloomers, and that’s alright. One thing you cannot do is give up your self-confidence as a player as you transition to an elite level of talent.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
FAIRCHILD: Christian McCaffrey because his running style is so balanced and he is a fluid runner. As a runningback, I admire the combination of speed, balance, and power that he brings to the table and because Marshawn Lynch retired.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
FAIRCHILD: I would choose to have lunch with Mac Miller because he was a very influential artist and creative person, I feel like he would be a lot of fun and would be able to have good conversation.
Behind a breakout performance from true freshman running back Evan
Hull, Northwestern won its second game of the season by rolling up 45 points
Hull, making his first start of the season, rushed for 220 yards
and tied the single-game program record with four touchdowns on the ground. He
became the first Wildcat running back to rush for four touchdowns and more than
200 yards in a game since 2005. Hull scored on touchdown runs of 46, 38, 36 and
Northwestern also used a strong effort from its special teams to
add points to the scoreboard. Joe Gaziano blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt
and Chris Bergin grabbed the loose ball and scooted 85-yards for a
scoop-and-score. The Wildcats also recovered a squib kick and turned it into a
Penn State: Junior quarterback Sean Clifford, the Penn State Chapter
President, went over 3,000 total yards for the season and was responsible for
three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions bounced back from their first loss of the
season. Clifford, who posted 234 total yards of offense, two rushing scores and
a passing touchdown against the Hoosiers, finished off a statement drive for
Penn State to seal the victory. His 1-yard plunge on fourth down late in the
fourth quarter gave the Nittany Lions a 10-point lead and capped an 18-play,
75-yard march that consumed 9:01 of the clock.
Saint Francis: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jason Brown connected with classmate
E.J. Jenkins for three touchdowns to help the Red Flash post their most
convincing win of the season. Joel Denley added 157 all-purpose yards and a
career-high three rushing touchdowns as part of the 42-point outburst. Saint
Francis Chapter President Nick Rinella, one of six seniors honored prior to the
game, posted eight tackles and returned the opening kickoff 48 yards.
In his first year as the starter, Brown’s three touchdown passes
against Wagner gives him 23 on the season to take over as the program’s
all-time leader in TD passes for a season and earned him the Uplifting Athletes
Rare Performance of the Week.
Penn: The Quakers went on the road to Harvard and set a program
milestone in close-to-the-vest Ivy League victories. For the first time in the
Ancient Eight era of college football, Penn has won three consecutive games at
Harvard Stadium. It was also the third straight win overall for the Quakers,
all decided by four points or fewer. Six of Penn’s nine games this season have
been decided by five or fewer points. The Quakers are 4-2 in those
tight-squeeze affairs. Nick Robinson threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Rory
Starkey midway through the fourth quarter to give the Quakers the lead for
good. And the Penn defense locked it down with a late fourth-quarter stop on
fourth down at its own 30-yard-line.
Clemson: Behind a career-high four touchdowns from sophomore quarterback
Trevor Lawrence and 121 yards from RB Travis Etienne, the Tigers won their
sixth consecutive game by 30 or more points – the longest streak in ACC
history. Etienne’s 100-plus yard game was his sixth in a row and established a
school record for consecutive 100-plus yard games. Wake Forest walked into
Memorial Stadium bringing seven wins to the table behind a solid offense. The
Tigers’ defense held the Demon Deacons to 105 total yards and five first downs.
Davidson: The Wildcats finished off the road portion of their schedule with
a stellar 4-1 mark thanks to 28 unanswered second-half points to pull away from
Stetson. Davidson moved to 5-2 in the Pioneer Football League, posting the most
league wins by the program since 2006. Junior RB Wesley Dugger continued his
assault on the record books with two more touchdowns to become the PFL’s
all-time leading scorer and the Davidson single-season leader in rushing
touchdowns with 20. Davidson Chapter President and team captain, linebacker
George Hatalowich, led a defense that limited Stetson to less than 100 yards
the final 30 minutes with a team-high 11 tackles.
Notre Dame: Senior wide receiver Chase Claypool had four touchdown receptions
tying him for the most in a single game in Irish history with Maurice Stovall
who caught four against BYU in 2005. Three of those touchdown catches came in
the first half in the commanding win over Navy, marking the first time an Irish
player has posted three touchdown receptions in a single half since at least
1950. Claypool finished with seven catches for 117 yards. Notre Dame Chapter
Vice President and linebacker Drew White had a team-high 10 tackles and a
fumble recovery. White now leads the Fighting Irish defense in tackles this
Colgate: Sparked by a defense that found its stride late in the season,
the Raiders closed out their 2019 season with three straight victories after
blanking Lafayette on the road. It was the third straight season Colgate has
blanked Lafayette. After starting 0-7, the Raiders won four of their last five
and finished 3-3 in the Patriot League behind a defense that allowed only 27
total points the final 12 quarters of the season.
Syracuse: Fueled by its defense, Syracuse ended its four-game slide and
kept its hopes for a bowl bid alive by posting its first win ever against Duke
in four tries. Leading 14-6 at halftime, the Orange defense forced three
turnovers in the third quarter that the offense turned into 21 points to break
the game open. Andre Cisco started the turnover barrage with the first pick-six
of his career covering 48 yards that quickly made it 21-6. The 43-point margin
of victory was the largest ever for Syracuse in an ACC game.
Western Michigan: In a wild back-and-forth affair that saw the
Broncos and Ohio University combine for 10 first-half points but then 31 total
points in the fourth quarter, LeVante Bellamy’s four-yard touchdown run in
overtime sealed the seventh victory of the season for WMU. After the Broncos’
defense surrendered a late touchdown in regulation that forced OT, they came up
with a stand to start the extra session to force a field goal.
Kent State: Trailing Buffalo at home by 21 points with half of the fourth
quarter remaining, the Golden Flashes exploded for 24 unanswered points down
the stretch to keep their quest for a bowl big alive. Sophomore kicker Matthew
Trickett nailed a 44-yard field goal as time expired to cap the biggest
fourth-quarter comeback this season in FBS. The field goal to win it by
Trickett was his 20th of the season and broke the single-season Kent State
record established in 2012 by Freddy Cortez.
Florida State: For the 38th time in the last 40 years the Seminoles will appear
in a bowl game after roughing up FCS Alabama State for win No. 6 this season.
In his second stint as interim head coach, Odell Haggins is now 4-0 with FSU
averaging nearly 43 points a game in those contests. Haggins is 2-0 this season
since taking over and the 49 points scored this week is a season high.
With a flair for the dramatic, Illinois became bowl eligible for
the first time since 2014 with an improbable come-from-behind victory at Michigan
The Illini trailed 28-3 in the second quarter and 31-10 entering
the fourth quarter. In the end, Quarterback Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard
touchdown to Daniel Barker with five seconds remaining to complete the rally
and seal the victory.
On the final drive, Illinois converted a fourth-and-17 and drew a
fourth-down pass interference call in the end zone before scoring. Peters
finished with 369 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, a transfer from USC, had four receptions
for 178 yards and two touchdowns. The junior’s 178 yards is the most receiving
yards by an opponent at Spartan Stadium since at least 2000 and the most by an
Illinois player ever in the 47-game series history against Michigan State.
The Illini, who forced four turnovers to help fuel the comeback,
have won four straight.
Baylor: The Bears stayed undefeated thanks to a triple overtime victory
at TCU. The opportunity to win the game in overtime came courtesy of redshirt
freshman kicker John Mayers. His previous long field goal was 38 yards. His
career-best 51-yard kick with 36 seconds remaining in regulation pulled the
Bears level at 9-9. Charlie Brewer’s 4-yard TD pass to Denzel Mims in the third
OT was the game winner. Baylor is 9-0 for the second time in program history
after opening the 2013 season with nine victories in a row.
Penn: The Quakers’ eventual game winning touchdown early in the fourth
quarter came on a trick play that started in the
hands of the backup quarterback who threw back to a transfer
quarterback/returner/receiver who then uncorked an 80-yard touchdown pass to a
converted defensive back who’d never caught a touchdown before. The long
distance catch-and-run by Eric Markes from Owen Goldsberry gave Penn a 21-14
lead. Cornell scored a touchdown to cap a 16-play, 94-yard drive with 50
seconds remaining to pull to within a point. The Big Red opted to go for the
win with a 2-point conversion, but Penn freshman DB Kendren Smith knocked down
the pass to preserve the victory.
Notre Dame: Senior quarterback Ian Book threw four touchdown passes and
rushed for 149 yards in the win over Duke to become the first player in Notre
Dame history to rush for more than 100 yards in a game and throw four touchdown
passes. Notre Dame Chapter Vice President and linebacker Drew White led the
Irish with seven total tackles including a sack and a tackle for a loss.
Davidson: On a day when the Wildcats rushing attack rolled up more than 450
yards and amassed a 33-point second quarter, this victory was also one for the
program record books. Junior running back Wesley Dugger took over as the
all-time leading rusher in school history as part of his 118-yard effort in the
win over Butler. Dugger moved past John Leverett’s mark of 3,165 yards posted
in 2004 to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week. Davidson
Chapter President and linebacker George Hatalowich had six tackles for a
defense that limited Butler to one touchdown and only 257 total yards.
Western Michigan: Senior quarterback Jon Wassink had a career-high
131 rushing yards in the victory over Ball State. Wassink became the first WMU
quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards since Paul Jorgenson had 128
against Northern Illinois in 1973. The victory made the Broncos bowl eligible
for the sixth consecutive season. WMU also completed its third undefeated
season at home since 2000.
Clemson: Running back Travis Etienne added three more touchdowns to his
career resume in the victory over NC State to pass C.J. Spiller’s mark
of 51 career touchdowns and take over as the all-time leader at Clemson with 54
career touchdowns. His 50 career rushing touchdowns is tied for second most in
ACC history. Sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 276 yards and
three touchdowns. It was the fifth consecutive game Lawrence threw at least
three touchdowns passes to become the first quarterback in school history to
pass for three scores in five straight games.
Florida State: The Seminoles scored 14 unanswered points in a 45-second span
inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter to pull away from Boston
College. D.J. Matthews’ 60-yard touchdown pass from James Blackman with 1:48 to
play made it 31-24 FSU. Jordan Travis made it a two-score game with a 66-yard
gallop only 45 seconds later to extend the lead to 38-24. Blackman finished
with 369 passing yards and wide receiver Terry Tamorrion had seven catches for
156 yards and a touchdown.
Colgate: Quarterback Grant Breneman rushed for a career-high 105 yards and
added 195 yards through the air with a touchdown to help the Raiders notch
their first home victory of the season with a win over Fordham. Colgate’s
defense limited the visiting Rams to only 33 rushing yards and 208 total yards.
The Raiders’ defense also added five tackles for a loss and three sacks.
Eastern Illinois: The Panthers used a furious second-half
comeback that included a third-quarter successful onside kick to rally past
Tennessee State for their first win of the season. EIU outscored TSU 28-3 in
the second half after falling behind 35-21 at intermission. Darshon McCullough
led a pair of Panthers running backs with 155 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown.
On a milestone day, where Penn played the 1,400th game in program
history, the Quakers first Ivy League victory of the season came in dramatic
fashion at Franklin Field.
Sophomore kicker Daniel Karrash made his first collegiate field
goal attempt a memorable one, as the Philadelphia native drilled a 22-yard kick
with two seconds remaining to vault the Quakers past Brown.
Junior linebacker Brian O’Neill gave Penn a 35-19 lead early in
the third quarter with a 21-yard scoop and score on a fumble. After that, the
Quakers’ offense sputtered and Brown scored 17 unanswered points to surge in
front 36-35 with 4:10 to play.
Penn went on a 16-play, 74-yard victory march, including a
fourth-and-7 conversion, to set up Karrash’s dramatic winning kick.
Notre Dame: Staring down the barrel of an upset by Virginia Tech at Notre
Dame Stadium, the Fighting Irish’s struggling offense climbed off the deck in
the dying minutes to rally for a one-point victory over the Hokies. Notre Dame,
held scoreless in the second half up to this point, manufactured an 18-play,
87-yard drive in the final 3:22 to win it. Quarterback Ian Book capped the
march with a seven-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds to play. Notre Dame
Chapter President and linebacker Drew White led the Irish defense with eight
Marist: Running back Hunter Cobb had another big outing, as the Red Foxes
won for the second consecutive week. The redshirt freshman accounted for 148 of
Marist’s 166 yards on the ground and scored three touchdowns. In leading the
Red Foxes to back-to-back victories, Cobb has rushed for 324 yards and scored
Clemson: Running back Travis Etienne rushed for a career 212 yards and the
Tigers extended their nation best win streak to 24 games. Clemson scored 59
points in the victory to mark the fourth game in a row the Tigers have scored
45 or more points – the first time in program history that has happened. They
also tied the school record for consecutive home victories with 21. Etienne’s
212 yards came on the fewest carries in school history (9), he reached 1,000
yards in the fewest number of games (9) to tie the school record and the senior
also broke the school record for career rushing touchdowns with an 86-yard
gallop to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
Baylor: Backstopped by a defense that surrendered the fewest rushing
yards allowed by a Bears team in more than four years, Baylor edged West
Virginia at home to stay undefeated. The 8-0 Bears moved up in the polls to No.
11. Baylor’s defense gave up only 14 rushing yards and fewer than 225 total
yards to win its first game when scoring fewer than 20 points since 2006.
Davidson: The Wildcats never trailed, but it was a grind for the home squad
against a pesky one-win Valparaiso outfit. Wesley Dugger’s 1-yard touchdown run
with two minutes to play snapped a 21-all deadlock. And Davidson Chapter
co-founder and President George Hatalowich iced the six-point victory with an
interception inside the final minute. The victory guarantees Davidson
back-to-back seasons with at least six victories for the first time since 2006
and 2007. Hatalowich finished with a team-high nine tackles.
Princeton: The Tigers ran their winning streak to 17 straight, cracking the
Top Five for winning streaks during the program’s 150-year history. Princeton’s
defense limited Cornell to seven points, forced three turnovers and surrendered
only one third-down conversion in 11 attempts.
Illinois: For the first time since 2011 when they started 6-0, the Fighting
Illini are on a three-game winning streak. Senior linebacker Dele Harding
became the second player in the nation in the last 20 years to have 12-plus
tackles, 2.0-plus tackles for a loss, 1-plus interception and 1-plus touchdown
in a single game in the victory over Rutgers. Tied 10-10 at intermission,
Illinois scored all 28 points in the second half to pull away.
Colgate: Two big punt returns by Abu Daramy-Swaray covering 78 total yards
and the Raiders’ defense forced a pair of key second-half fumbles that led to
points for victory No. 16 in 17 games against Georgetown.
In the past 44 years, Illinois has played 20-plus point favorites
15 times at Memorial Stadium with zero upset victories.
That streak ended on Saturday against Wisconsin. The 31-point
underdog Fighting Illini pulled off the biggest upset in college football this
season by knocking No. 6 Wisconsin from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Junior kicker James McCourt drilled a 39-yard field goal as time
expired to lift the Illini to its first win over a ranked opponent since 2011
and made the Badgers the highest ranked opponent to fall to Illinois since
McCourt’s kick capped a 10-point rally by the Fighting Illini
after they fell behind 23-14 with just under 10 minutes to play in the fourth
Turnovers played a key role. The Illini converted three takeaways,
two fumble recoveries and an interception, into 17 points. McCourt’s game
winner came nine plays after Tony Adams’ interception with 2:32 to play.
Josh Imatorbhebhe, a transfer wide receiver from USC who entered
the game with a Big Ten-leading five touchdown catches, hauled in a 29-yard TD
toss from Brandon Peters with 5:53 remaining to start the comeback.
The Illini put up 24 points against a Wisconsin defense that had
allowed only 29 points all season and was coming off back-to-back shutouts. A
first-half 48-yard touchdown catch by Donny Navarro snapped a scoreless streak of 148 minutes of game time by the Badgers
defense, dating back to September 28.
Lehigh: For the second straight game the Mountain Hawks won in dramatic
fashion on the road, pushing their winning streak to three straight and
improving to 2-0 in the Patriot League. Devon Bibbens’ four-yard touchdown from
Addison Shoup lifted Lehigh past Fordham in overtime. The team appeared
headed for a second overtime with an exchange of field goals, but a roughing
the kicker call against the Rams gave Lehigh a second chance in the first OT
and the Mountain Hawks took full advantage. Shoup’s touchdown pass was his only
attempt of the game. He took over for Tyler Monaco after the senior was forced
out with an injury in overtime. Zach Davis powered the Rams with 191 rushing
yards on 34 carries and forced OT with a 40-yard scamper with 7:25 to play in
Baylor: The Bears trailed by 10 early in the third quarter and were still
down three early in the fourth quarter before ripping off 21 unanswered points
in a 4-minute span to bury Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The victory was only
the second for Baylor at Boone Pickens Stadium and moved No. 14 ranked Baylor
to 7-0. This was the third time Baylor rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit in
the last four weeks. QB Charlie Brewer threw for 312 yards, JaMycal Hasty had
205 total yards rushing and receiving and the defense kicked in a fumble return
for a touchdown by LB Terrel Bernard.
Davidson: Junior running back Wesley Dugger had a career day in
Jacksonville, Florida that included setting a Wildcats program record. Dugger
had a career-best five touchdown as part of a 193-yard outing in the victory
over Jacksonville. Those five rushing scores moved Dugger into the No. 1 spot
for Davidson career rushing touchdowns with 37. For becoming the Wildcats’
all-time leader in rushing touchdowns, Dugger earned the Uplifting Athletes
Rare Performance of the Week. Dugger also moved into third on the all-time
school rushing list with 2,940 yards and counting. Davidson Chapter President
George Hatalowich finished with five tackles including one tackle for a loss as
part of a defense that limited the Dolphins to only 81 rushing yards.
Penn State: Quarterback Sean Clifford, the Penn State Chapter President, was
responsible for all four Nittany Lions touchdowns in a tight victory over No.
16 Michigan in front of the fourth-largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history.
Penn State remains unbeaten at 7-0, moved up to No. 6 in the latest rankings
and beat back-to-back ranked opponents for the first time since 2005. Clifford
had a rushing touchdown and three TD passes, including a pair to wideout K.J.
Hamler, who finished with 108 receiving yards on six catches.
Saint Francis: The Red Flash defense posted the first shutout for Saint Francis
since 2015 and limited Long Island to only 157 total yards. Redshirt sophomore
QB Jason Brown tossed three TD passes and finished with 247 yards through the
air. Saint Francis’ defense limited LIU to minus-1 yard rushing, racked up 14
tackles for a loss and recorded four sacks. SFU Chapter President Nick Rinella
chipped in with four tackles and was in on a tackle for a loss.
Princeton: The Tigers scored seven touchdowns and posted 51 points in a
near-perfect first half to stay undefeated and run its winning streak to 15
games. At the center of the Princeton storm was QB Kevin Davidson. The senior
from California, who leads the FCS in completion percentage at nearly 73 percent,
threw for 379 yards and five touchdowns by completing 27 of his 35 attempts.
Wideout Jacob Birmelin was the other half of the Tigers’ explosion, registering
11 catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone.
Clemson: Led by a defense forced three turnovers, registered six sacks and
limited Louisville to only 263 total yards, the defending National Champion
Tigers stayed unbeaten and ran their winning streak to a record 22 in a row. RB
Travis Etienne had another monster game with 192 yards on only 14 carries and
one touchdown. Etienne averaged 13.7 yards per carry as part of an offense that
piled up 551 yards on the road.
Colgate: After seven consecutive setbacks the defending Patriot League
champions picked up victory No. 1 of the 2019 season on the road at Cornell.
But it wasn’t easy. The Raiders defense had to make a late stand to preserve
the one-point win. Defensive lineman Jacob Esarco had a sack, a forced fumble
and a fumble recovery. The Raiders turned Esarco’s fumble recovery into seven
critical points. Colgate’s last victory was in the second round of the NCAA FCS
Playoffs – a span of 322 days.
Lehigh won its second game in a row behind a defense that held Colgate
in check all day and came up with a dramatic stop just short of the goal line
on the final play of the game.
Freshman Zaythan Hill put the Mountain Hawks in front 21-14 with a
9-yard touchdown scamper with 33 seconds remaining in regulation.
But Colgate zipped down the field, thanks to three completions and
a pass interference call, to move to the Lehigh 9-yard line with 1 second
Raiders quarterback Grant Breneman hit wideout Garrett Oakey in
the flat on the run, but as Oakey raced toward the corner of the end zone
strong safety Divine Buckrham, the Lehigh Chapter Vice President, swooped in
and brought Oakey down two feet short of the goal line.
It was the second consecutive week where the Lehigh defense
delivered a seven-point victory in a low scoring game. The Mountain Hawks
limited Colgate to 213 total yards, registered seven sacks and allowed only
three third-down conversions.
Senior linebacker Keith Woetzel led the Lehigh defensive effort
with 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Baylor: The undefeated Bears used another lights-out performance by their
defense and a running game that took over in the fourth quarter to record their
first Big 12 Conference road victory in two years. Baylor’s defense surrendered
only one touchdown, had two takeaways and finished with an eye-popping six
sacks and 15 tackles for loss – the most in a conference game in more than a
decade. Nursing an 11-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Bears’
ground game churned out 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter
to move Baylor to 5-0 and a spot inside the latest Top 25 rankings.
Davidson: The Wildcats scored on their first four possessions and six of
their first seven drives to run away from Morehead State in the Pioneer League
opener for Davidson. Junior running back Wesley Dugger had four touchdowns on
the ground as part of a 134 yards on 14 carries day. Davidson Chapter President
and linebacker George Hatalowich tied for second on the team in tackles with
six and also had a tackle for loss.
Penn State: A fast start by the offense and a ferocious four-quarter effort
by the Nittany Lions defense suffocated visiting Purdue in the 100th Homecoming
at Penn State. Before the game was 16 minutes old, the Nittany Lions led 28-0
thanks to three touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown from Penn State
Chapter President and quarterback Sean Clifford. The defense took it from
there, limiting the Boilermakers to 104 total
yards and minus-19 rushing yards – the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn
State since 1978 and fifth-fewest since 1947. Defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos
and Shaka Toney combined for five of the Nittany Lions’ 10 sacks – one shy of
the school record.
Princeton: Trailing by a field goal at halftime, the Tigers rallied for 14
second-half points while the defense locked down Columbia and kept the Lions
off the scoreboard. The defending Ivy League champions have now won 13 straight
games. A blocked field goal by Joey DeMarco early in the fourth quarter that
would have made it 14-13 set the table for Princeton to put the game away. The
Tigers followed that blocked FG with a 10-play, 80-yard march that made it a
two-score game. Princeton’s defense limited Columbia to 35 rushing yards and 3
of 14 on third down.
Notre Dame: For the second time this season, quarterback Ian Book threw five touchdown passes in a game, only this time all five of his TD tosses came in the first half to make Book the first Fighting Irish QB in school history to throw five touchdown passes in a half to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week. Notre Dame Chapter Vice President Brock Wright had one catch for 40 yards in the blowout of Bowling Green.
Maryland: Four of the Terrapins’ seven touchdowns covered 42 or more yards
including an 80-yard TD pass on the first play of the game and a 100-yard
kickoff return to end Maryland’s two-game slide. Maryland scored on three
consecutive offensive plays in the second quarter to open up a 27-7 cushion.
All three Maryland wins this season have been by a 40-plus point differential,
marking the first season the Terrapins have posted three 40-plus point
victories since 1974.
Every touchdown scored during the month of
October by participating members of the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network
of college football student-athlete led chapters will help support the Rare
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