Brown QB Jake Willcox Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Brown University Press Release
PROVIDENCE R.I. – After helping lead the Brown football team to a last-minute win at Bryant in Saturday’s season opener, Brown senior quarterback Jake Willcox has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
In addition, he was also one of four Ivy League players (the only offensive player) to be named to the Honor Roll for the FedEx Ground FCS National Awards this week. This follows his being named a Gold Helmet recipient on Sunday from the New England Football Writers Association.
Willcox helped power Brown to 428 yards of total offense in a wild 29-25 season-opening win at Bryant. He finished 36-for-49 for a career-high 357 yards, and tied his career-high with three touchdown passes. It marks the third time in his career he has thrown for three touchdowns.
Trailing by three with just under a minute to go, he went 4-for-6 for 76 yards on Brown’s touchdown drive, completing a 30-yard pass to Graham Walker to move the ball to the four-yard line, and then connected with Dillon Golden one play later for a four-yard game-winning strike with 13 seconds left.
Earlier in the game, he put Brown on top 13-0 in the second quarter by scrambling around and finding Wes Rockett for a three-yard touchdown pass.
The Bears will open up their Ivy League schedule this Friday night with a showdown at Harvard. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN+.