New Hampshire Football Report

Swann collects Ivy award

HANOVER — Dartmouth junior cornerback Isiah Swann was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in Dartmouth’s 41-0 triumph over Georgetown on Saturday.

Late in the third quarter, Swann came up with a one-handed interception by tipping a pass over his shoulder before hauling it in and returning it 15 yards to near midfield. He also batted down a pair of passes in the game and had two tackles as Dartmouth limited the Hoyas to 46 plays on offense and 112 yards.

This is the second time Swann has earned this honor in his career.Dartmouth also had three players listed among the league’s honor roll for standout performances against Georgetown: senior running back Rashaad Cooper, who had 16 carries for 112 yards (his first career game over the century mark) and a touchdown; senior defensive lineman Jackson Perry, who blocked a 39-yard field goal attempt to preserve the shutout; and freshman place-kicker Connor Davis, who scored 11 points in his collegiate debut by making each of his five point-after kicks and kicked two field goals.

Swann last won the Defensive Player of the Week Award during his freshman season when he recorded 13 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in his first collegiate start to help the Big Green defeat Towson, 20-17. Swann was also named the Ivy League and FCS National Freshman of the Week by STATS for his work in that victory.


Notes: Other weekly winners were Harvard running back Aaron Shampklin (offense), Penn kicker Jack Soslow (special teams) and Columbia running back Dante Miller (rookie). … Dartmouth had just one player win the defensive honor last year, that being linebacker Jack Traynor after a last-second victory over Penn. … Saturday’s 41-0 victory was the largest margin of victory for the Big Green in three years (49-7 over Sacred Heart) and the most lopsided shutout win since a 56-0 trouncing of Columbia five years ago.

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