September 30, 2013

Randall, Ries Earn Ivy Awards

WR, DB Help Yale Beat Cornell

Princeton, N.J.  - Deon Randall, a senior receiver, scored four consecutive touchdowns in the second half of a 38-23 win over Cornell last Saturday at Yale Bowl that earned him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors.  Freshman free safety Robert Ries (Cincinnati, Ohio) also had a big day and was picked as the league's rookie of the week.

Randall, who scored his first points at Yale Bowl, helped Yale break open a halftime tie with 28 second-half points in the Elis' league opener.

Three of Randall's scores came through the air, from eight, 23 and 44 yards. Randall, a San Diego, Calif., native who was All-Ivy in 2011 but did not play last fall, caught a career-high 11 passes for 148 yards and ran the ball three times for 18 yards and another score (10 yards) as the Bulldogs improved to 2-0, 1-0 in Ivy play.

The three TD receptions tied a school record, while the four scores were one shy of the Yale mark shared most recently by Mike McLeod against Holy Cross in 2007. Randall also played some on defense and made a solo tackle and broke up one pass.

Ries, playing his first game on the Class of 1954 Field, made his first collegiate interception in the third quarter to set up a Yale score that put the game away.  He finished with four solos and nine overall tackles.

The rookie and his defensive teammates kept Cornell QB Jeff Mathews off balance while forcing two picks and a fumble in the Ivy opener for both schools.

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director

 

Jack Warhola image of Robert Ries

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