Oct. 13, 2008
Providence, RI - Bears' senior quarterback Michael Dougherty (Davie, FL) has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week after setting new Ivy League records for passing yards and total offense in Brown's 41-34 loss to Holy Cross on Saturday.
Dougherty passed for an Ivy League and Brown record 526 yards against Holy Cross, completing 41 of 60 passes, including touchdown passes of two, 13, 22 and 64 yards. His 526 passing yards eclipsed the previous Ivy League record of 501 yards by Princeton's Bob Holly against Yale in 1981, and the Brown mark of 497 yards by Kyle Slager against Rhode Island in 2002. Dougherty's 41 completions rank fourth in the Brown record book.
Dougherty also set a Brown and Ivy record for total offense, adding 12 rushing yards for 538 total yards. The previous Ivy record of 504 total yards was held by Columbia's John Witkowski against Dartmouth in 1982, while the Brown mark for total offense was held by Kyle Rowley with 483 yards against URI in 2001.
Dougherty ranks fifth in the nation in completions (27.0 per game), ninth nationally in passing yards (300.75), and ninth nationally in total offense (294.75 yards per game).
The Bears (2-2, 1-0 Ivy) return to action on Saturday, October 18th, traveling to Princeton. New Jersey, to face the Princeton Tigers (2-2, 1-0 Ivy) in a key Ivy League contest. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Princeton Stadium.