A season-ending 28–24 loss in the snow to Dartmouth kept Princeton from sole possession of the IVY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, but an 8–2 season still gave the Tigers plenty to cheer about as they shared the league title with Harvard.
The supercharged, no-huddle offense averaged more than 500 yards a game, the fourth-best performance in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. Quarterback Quinn Epperly ’15 was awarded the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League’s offensive player of the year after setting a host of school, league, and national records.
Wide receiver Roman Wilson ’14, whose 11 touchdown receptions tied the University’s season record, earned the Poe-Kazmaier trophy, Princeton football’s highest honor. Defensive tackle Caraun Reid ’14 was named a finalist for Ivy defensive player of the year and became the first Tiger since 1951 to be invited to play in the Senior Bowl, set for Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.
BY THE NUMBERS: TEAM STATS
437 Total points, a single-season scoring record for an Ivy team
5,116 Total offensive yards, a single-season record for an Ivy team
QUINN EPPERLY ’15
29 Consecutive pass completions, an NCAA record, against Cornell
26.6 Points responsible for, per game, leading the NCAA this year
43 Touchdowns accounted for, an Ivy single-season record
37 Pass completions against Harvard, a Princeton single-game record
6 Passing touchdowns against Harvard, a Princeton single-game record
25 Passing touchdowns for the season, tying Doug Butler ’86’s Princeton record
Maintaining a perfect record to open the season, WOMEN’S SQUASH dominated George Washington 9–0 Dec. 7. The Tigers face defending national champion Harvard Jan. 11.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY placed 22nd at the NCAA championships Nov. 23, the best of any Ivy team. Co-captains Tyler Udland ’14 and Alejandro Arroyo Yamin ’14 finished in the top 75. WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY placed 30th at the NCAAs, led by Megan Curham ’17, who took 34th.
MEN’S and WOMEN’S SWIMMING each were victors at the Big Al Open Dec. 6–8 in DeNunzio Pool. Lisa Boyce ’14 won four individual events, while Teo D’Alessandro ’16 broke the Princeton records for the 200- and 400-yard individual medleys and Michael Strand ’15 broke his own record in the 100-yard backstroke.
After dramatic wins over Harvard and Navy, MEN’S WATER POLO fell 11–9 to St. Francis in the CWPA championship finals Nov. 24. Jovan Jeremic ’17 was Southern Division Rookie of the Year, and Drew Hoffenberg ’15 was named to the All-Southern First Team for the second consecutive season.
Against Penn State Dec. 14, MEN’S BASKETBALL erased an 18-point deficit in the last 6:34 to force overtime, and then pulled ahead in the extra period, winning 81–79. Will Barrett ’14 scored 24 points for the Tigers, who won eight of their first nine games for the first time since 1997-98. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL also won a key nonconference game in overtime, beating Delaware 84–80 Dec. 15 to improve to 6–4 this season.