Senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH) set an Ivy League record with two 90-plus yard runs for touchdowns in Brown's 27-0 win over Penn, knocking the Quakers out of first place in the Ivy standings. Spooney, the Ivy League champion in the 100-meters, scored on the game's first play from scrimmage, running 93 yards for a touchdown, at the time, the third longest ever at Brown. He later outran the Penn defense again for a 94 yards touchdown, the second longest run in Brown football history and the ninth longest in Ivy football history. He finished the game with 232 yards rushing, sixth best in the Brown record book. He was named the New England Player of the Week for his efforts.