Nov. 3, 2008
Providence, R.I - Brown senior quarterback Michael Dougherty (Davie, FL) and senior corner back Nkosi Still (Hyde Park, MA) have been named the Ivy League's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performance in Brown's 34-27 win over Penn in the battle for sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings at Penn's Franklin Field.
Dougherty delivered in the Ivy League's marquee match-up by throwing for 234 yards and four touchdowns against the nation's top scoring defense. Dougherty threw touchdown passes of 57, 11, 12 and 29 yards against a Penn defense that had allowed just 13 points per game. His 57-yard touchdown strike to Buddy Farnham '10 turned the game around late in the first half, turning the momentum of the game in Brown's favor, to give Brown a 14-10 halftime lead. Dougherty's 29-yard touchdown pass to Colin Cloherty '09 put the game out of reach after Penn gambled on a fourth down play deep in it own territory. For the day, Dougherty completed 16 of 32 passes without an interception, and he ran for nine yards.
Still came up with the big stop of the game in the win over the previously unbeaten Quakers. With Brown clinging to a 28-20 lead, Penn went for a fourth and two at its own 29-yard line. Still came up from his corner position and stuffed the play at the line of scrimmage to give Brown possession. The Bears put the game away with a touchdown two plays later. Still registered a game high 12 tackles, including eight solo hits, and was also in on a tackle for a loss.
The first place Bears (4-0) will be tested again on Saturday, November 8, in a key Ivy league game against Yale (2-2), another strong defensive unit. Game time is 12:30 p.m. at Brown Stadium.