After spending his junior season in obscurity when injuries forced him to the sideline, Harvard senior running back Cheng Ho is once again taking center stage.
The Taiwan native racked up 145 total yards, 132 on the ground and 13 in the air, while leading the Crimson (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) to a 28-14 win over Lehigh (0-4) this past Saturday.
Ho got a chance to come off the bench after two of Harvard’s highly-rated backs couldn’t play — one because of an injury and the other because of a funeral.
And Crimson head coach Tim Murphy got the most out of the third-string tailback who started in 2007.
“We certainly rode him [in the win over Lehigh],” Murphy told The Crimson. “He gave us a lot of juice on offense.”
Ho, who immigrated to the United States with his sister at age 12, should see more playing time with junior back Gino Gordon injured and a freshman as the Crimson’s third runner.
Surprise, surprise. Saturday’s 38-0 victory over hapless Princeton (1-2, 0-1) was a very historic one for the Columbia football squad (2-1, 1-0), which is currently tied atop with conference with Harvard and Cornell.
The victory marked the first time since 2003 that the Lions have won their League opener.
And 38 points is the largest margin of victory Columbia has produced since a 44-0 trouncing of Fordham in 1972.
Senior quarterback M.A. Olawale spurred on the momentous win, turning in a career-high 201 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Another senior stepped up for the Lions in Princeton, N.J., but on the other side of the ball.
Linebacker Corey Cameron notched a team-high six solo tackles on his way to helping the defense post its first Ivy shutout since 1998.
Cameron has been rewarded handsomely for his efforts, getting not just the win on his team’s record but Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors also.
Cornell gets its teeth brushed. The last unbeaten team in the Ivy League fell from grace this past Saturday, as Cornell (2-1, 1-0) got trampled by No. 25 Colgate (5-0), 45-23.
The Big Red was exposed by the Raiders’ powerful offense, yielding 338 yards in the first half on the way to a 24-10 loss.
One of Cornell’s few bright spots in the game came in the form of senior wide receiver Byan Walters, who caught two passes for 75 yards and piled up 234 all-purpose yards, good enough to win Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week.Comments powered by Disqus
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