Mark Kachmer and Nathan Lovett Named Ivy League Players of the Week
Providence, RI - Bears' junior tailback Mark Kachmer (Wheaton, IL) was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and senior punter Nathan Lovett (East Providence, RI) earned Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week honors for their contribution in Brown's 34-28 win over Yale on Saturday that kept the Bears (7-1 overall, 4-1 Ivy) in contention for the Ivy title.
Kachmer rushed for a career high 192 yards and accounted for three touchdowns against Yale, including a Brown and Yale Bowl record 95-yard touchdown run from scrimmage, the fourth longest run in Ivy football history. In fact, he had all 99 yards in Brown's NCAA record 99-yard scoring drive.
His 95-yard run topped the previous mark of 94 yards by Bob Flanders '69, also against Yale in 1968. Kachmer also scored on a two-yard run and caught a one-yard touchdown pass. Kachmer shared the award with Dartmouth senior Nick Schwieger.
Lovett, a two-time All-Ivy punter, kicked for a 42.3 yards per punt average against the Elis, punting seven times for 298 yards. His ability to pin Yale deep in its own territory was strategic against the Elis, with three punts inside the 20, including one at the one-yard line.
Lovett leads the Ivy League and ranks 23rd nationally with 41.28 yards per punt. He also leads the league by a wide margin with 20 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.
Brown, in second place in the Ivy League standings, will battle Dartmouth at home on Saturday, November 12, in the final home game for 28 seniors at Brown Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.