Nov. 16, 2005
Providence, RI - For the sixth time in nine weeks, Brown senior All-American running back Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA) has been named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week after running for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brown to its seventh straight victory, a 24-14 win over Dartmouth, to clinch a share of the Ivy League title.
Hartigan helped Brown take sole possession of first place in the Ivy standings with a 5-1 Ivy record, 8-1 overall. The Bears can win the Ivy title outright for the first time ever on Saturday with a win over Columbia in New York City.
Hartigan, a Walter Payton Award finalist as the outstanding offensive player in the nation, scored the game-winning touchdown with 11:47 remaining in the game on a four-yard run after the Bears had fallen behind by a 14-10 margin. He has now rushed for 1,498 yards this season, tying his own Brown single season mark, and fourth best in Ivy football history. He also broke his own Brown record for touchdowns in a season (18), and broke his own Brown single-season scoring record with 108 points.
Hartigan moved past Princeton's Keith Elias and into third place in all-time Ivy League rushing list with 4,263 yards.
Hartigan also tied Elias for second place in all-time Ivy League rushing touchdowns with 49, just one behind the Ivy League mark of 50 by Cornell's Ed Marinaro from 1969-1971. His 51 career touchdowns are second in Ivy history only to the 52 career touchdowns by Elias and Marinaro.