Bears Host Princeton In Return To Ivy League Action

Bears Host Princeton In Return To Ivy League Action

Game Notes

Providence, R.I. -  Brown completed its non-league schedule with a 2-1 record and returns to Ivy League action for the remainder of the season, starting with Saturday's game against the Princeton Tigers at Brown Stadium, starting at 12:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for their first Ivy League victory in Saturday's Homecoming/Family Weekend match-up on the East Side, with expectations of getting back into the race for the Ivy title.

Brown's Record:  Brown (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) closed out its non-league slate with a 17-13 loss at Stetson, posting a 2-1 non-league mark. The Bears trailed 17-7 heading into the fourth quarter and narrowed the deficit to four points on a 12-yard touchdown run by freshman Darius Daies.  Brown's final drive stalled on the Stetson 29-yard line as time expired.


Princeton's Record: (3-1, 0-1 Ivy) completed its non-league schedule with a 50-30 win over Georgetown.  Quarterback Chad Kanoff threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns against the Hoyas. The Tigers have also beaten San Diego  (27-17) and Lafayette (38-17), while dropping their Ivy opener to Columbia (28-24).


Brown vs. Princeton – 84th Meeting: Brown and Princeton have met 83 times, dating back to 1898, with the Tigers holding a 55-28-0 series advantage. Last year, Princeton built a 28-0 lead at the half en route to a 31-7 win over the Bears in Princeton, N.J.  In 2015, Brown earned a 38-31 win over the Tigers in Providence.


Literacy Day: Brown Athletics, in partnership with the Providence Public School Department, will host Literacy Day at Saturday's game against Princeton. Over 750 students from the Providence public elementary and middle schools are expected to attend the game with their families. Each school sets their own criteria of achievement in reading and writing, and all students who qualify will receive free game tickets, a special gift, and lunch before the game. This year's event set a new record, with over 9,000 students, 60% of the total student population, achieving their individual school's literacy benchmarks. Brown is pleased to honor the great work these students have done in the classroom. The event's co-sponsors include Delta Phi Fraternity, the Brown Football Association and Brown Dining Services.


Bear Facts: Senior Richard Jarvis' 14.5 career sacks rank fourth all-time at Brown.  His 1.25 sacks per game rank second nationally, while his 1.9 tackles for loss per game rank 6th in the nation…Freshman Jeffrey Jonke came into the Stetson game in a relief role and led the Bears to a fourth quarter touchdown… Freshman Darius Daies rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns vs. URI and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. He is Brown's leading rusher for the season with 154 yards, despite playing in just two games...Brown's defense ranks seventh in the nation with 8.8 tackles for loss per game and fifth nationally with 3.75 quarterback sacks per game…Brown's win over URI for the Governor's Cup was its sixth win over the Rams in the last seven years… Junior LB Jordan Anderson paced the Bears with nine tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Harvard…Sophomore WR Jakob Prall made a career high 13 catches for 120 yards against Harvard and came back with seven receptions vs. URI.  His 28 receptions lead the Brown team.


Football At Fenway: Brown will have the opportunity to compete in one of the most historic and iconic sports facilities in the nation when the Bears host Dartmouth on Friday evening, November 10, 2017 at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. Call 401-863-2773 for more information, or go to for tickets.


Linta Earns Starting Role At QB:  Senior Thomas Linta (Branford, CT), who threw for 1,074 yards and six touchdowns on 110 completions last year, threw for three fourth quarter TD's and ran for another vs. Harvard.  Overall, he completed 20-of-35 passes for a career high 253 yards vs. the Crimson. He earned a starting role vs. Rhode Island and passed for 226 yards and a touchdown, completing 18 passes. Linta threw for 143 yards and a touchdown vs. Stetson, completing 14-of-21 passes.


Jarvis Second Nationally In Sacks:  Senior DE Richard Jarvis (Watertown, MA), a First Team All-Ivy, All-New England and FCS All-Star, picked up where he left off a year ago with four quarterback sacks for a loss of 28 yards, while forcing a fumble and making eight tackles overall vs. Bryant. His 1.25 sacks per game rank second nationally, while his 1.9 tackles for loss per game rank 6th in the nation.  Jarvis had eight tackles vs. Harvard, 1.5 for a loss, including a safety in the end zone. Jarvis had a big game vs. Stetson with nine tackles, two for a loss and a QB sack.  His 14.5 career QB sacks are fourth in Brown football history. He led the Ivy League with 18.5 tackles for a loss and recorded a team-high 7.5 sacks in 2016.


Brown's All-Time Career Sack Leaders

1.         Louis Ames (1998-2000)        19

2.         Brett Atkins (1993-94)            16

3.         James Develin (2006-2009)    15

4.         John Prassas (1978-1980)      14.5

            Richard Jarvis (2014-2017) 14.5

6.         Michael Yules (2011-2013)     14       


More DL:  Senior DE Keegan O'Hern (Syracuse, NY) had two tackles for a loss, including a QB sack vs. Bryant.  He made three tackles and a quarterback sack vs. URI and had a QB sack vs. Stetson…Junior DT Zach Genaway (Medford, NY) registered five total tackles in the Bryant game as did sophomore DT Michael Hoecht (Oakwood, OH), who added a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble vs. Bryant, had five tackles, a QB sack and two tackles for loss vs. Harvard, and added four tackles vs. URI.


Offensive Line: One of the major strengths of the offensive unit is its offensive line with the return of four starters, senior OT Christian Montano (Orange, CT), senior OT Clay Eubank (Coto De Caza, CA), junior OG Toby Okwara (Charlotte, NC) and junior OG Logan Winders (Springfield, IL), along with senior C Zach Marti (Miami, FL), senior OG Austin Werkheiser (Rosewell, GA) and senior OT Jared Shimberg (Tampa, FL).


Duncan Looks To Return To Lineup: Junior Nick Duncan (St. Louis, MO) made the most of his first collegiate start, running for two touchdowns (50 and 5 yards), while throwing for another (7 yards) in a win over Bryant.  Overall, Duncan threw for 152 yards and ran for 73 yards against the Bulldogs. He was sidelined for Brown's games against URI and Stetson. Duncan saw varsity action against Columbia last season and completed 7 of 16 passes for 62 yards, while rushing seven times for 52 yards. 


Williams On the Outside:  Bears' senior outside linebacker Jay Williams (Tucson, AZ) ranks second on the Brown team with 29 total tackles, ninth best in the Ivy League.  He had eight tackles against Stetson, including one for a loss.


Coughlin Leads The Secondary: Senior FS Connor Coughlin (Medford, NY) returns to the starting lineup after making 53 tackles a year ago, including five for a loss. He made five tackles vs. Bryant and paced the Bears with 11 total tackles vs. URI, including two tackles for a loss and three pass break-ups.  He broke up third and fourth down passes in URI's final possession of the game, and made three tackles vs. Stetson. Senior Terrell Smith (Newtown Square, PA) registered five total hits vs. Bryant and had three tackles, including one for a loss vs. Stetson. Junior corner Jorquel Condomina (Naples, FL), who missed all of last season due to injury, had 10 tackles, including 9 solo stops against Bryant.


The Kicking Game: Bears' head coach Phil Estes will look to senior Ben Rosenblatt (Newton Center, MA) to handle the place kicking duties. He booted a 19-yard field goal in Brown's win over Rhode Island, and his deep kick-offs have Brown ranked fifth nationally in kickoff return defense. A transfer from Trinity, who joined the Brown squad for its last three games of 2016, Rosenblatt was named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after games vs. Yale and at Dartmouth.  His 52-yard field goal at Dartmouth was the 9th-longest in Ivy League history and 2nd-longest in Brown history. Junior Ryan Kopec (Alpharetta, GA) handles the punting duties and is averaging 40.1 yards per punt, including a long boot of 69 yards. He took over the punting duties at midseason last year and punted nine times for a 39.6 yards per punt average against Bryant. Kopec punted 10 times for a 41.8 yard average vs. Harvard, including a 69 yard boot.


Where's Harriott?:  Bears' sophomore Livingstone "LJ" Harriott (Central Islip, NY) is one of the most versatile members of the Bears' offense and may line up in a number of positions, including quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Harriott completed his only pass vs. Bryant, rushed for 41 yards and caught two passes for 27 yards. He completed an 11-yard pass vs. URI, rushed for 27 yards on six carries and caught a 15-yard pass. Last year, he rushed for 336 yards and two touchdowns in six games, threw two passes and caught three passes. He was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after a career-best game vs. Yale, rushing for 92 yards on 12 carries and recording his first touchdown on a 52-yard run.


Thompkins Paces Inside Linebackers:  Junior ILB Isaiah Thompkins (Middletown, CT) leads the Bears and ranks sixth in the Ivy League with 7.5 tackles per game. Brown's captain was one of the dominant players on the field against Bryant, making a career high 12 total tackles, two quarterback sacks for a loss of 18 yards and intercepting a pass to end the game.  He also picked up a first down on a faked punt, scampering 17 yards. Thompkins made eight tackles vs. Harvard, including a tackle for loss. His nine tackles vs. Stetson paced the Bears, while also registering a quarterback sack and recovering a fumble. Thompkins ranked seventh on last year's team with 34 tackles, including four for a loss and a quarterback sack. 


Blandburg and Prall Lead Wide Receiver Corps:  Sophomore WR Jakob Prall (Tipp City, OH) ranks second in the Ivy League with 7.0 receptions per game.  He grabbed a career high 13 passes for 120 yards vs. Harvard after he pulled down three balls against Bryant. He came back with seven catches for 103 yards against Rhode Island and a team high five receptions for 38 yards vs. Stetson. Sophomore Jaelon Blandburg (Orange County, CA) registered a career high seven catches for 71 yards against Bryant. He came back with six catches vs. Harvard, including a diving 14-yard TD reception. Senior Isaac Whitney (Venice, FL) caught a seven-yard touchdown pass vs. Bryant and made three catches vs. Harvard. He also hauled in an 18-yard touchdown catch vs. URI, making a spectacular catch in the end zone. Sophomore Demetri Jackson (Nashua, NH) had three catches vs. Stetson, including a seven-yard touchdown catch.

Weekly Honors and Awards

9/16     Richard Jarvis, DE                   Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

                                                            STATS FCS Honorable Mention Def. Player of the Week

            Scott Boylan, WR                   Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week

                                                            Ivy League Rookie of the Week

            Nick Duncan, QB                    Ivy League Honor Roll

9/23     Jakob Prall, WR                      Ivy League Honor Roll

Thomas Linta, QB                   Ivy League Honor Roll

Richard Jarvis, DE                   Ivy League Honor Roll

Scott Boylan, WR                   Ivy League Honor Roll

9/30     Darius Daies, RB                    Ivy League Rookie of the Week

                                                            STATS FCS Honorable Mention Rookie of the Week

            Connor Coughlin, FS              Ivy League Honor Roll

            Jakob Prall, WR                      Ivy League Honor Roll

10/7     Richard Jarvis, DE                   Ivy League Honor Roll

            Darius Daies, RB                    Ivy League Honor Roll


Jarvis Named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist: Brown senior Richard Jarvis (Watertown, MA), a Biology concentrator and All-Ivy defensive end for the Bears, has been named a semifinalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.


Daies Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week: Trailing 14-3 at the half, Bears' freshman Darius Daies (St. Louis, MO) stepped up and helped Brown out-score URI 21-0 in the third quarter in the Bears' 24-21 win over URI for the Governor's Cup.  Daies rushed for 60 yards in the third quarter alone and scored on touchdown runs of 22 and seven yards. He also ran for 18 yards in Brown's final drive, picking up a key first down along the way as Brown ran out the game clock. Overall, Daies rushed for 95 yards on 16 carries.  Daies ran for 59 yards and a 12-yard touchdown against Stetson. He is Brown's leading rusher for the season with 154 yards and leads Brown in scoring with 18 points, despite playing in just two games.


Boylan Makes Immediate Impact:  Freshman Scott Boylan (Bakersfield, CA) stepped up immediately in Brown's opener vs. Bryant with a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD, while totaling 119 kickoff return yards. He was named the Ivy League's Rookie and Special Teams Player of the Week. He also caught a 14-yard TD pass vs. Harvard and returned five kickoffs 91 yards. Boylan is a special teams workhorse, returning four kickoffs 77 yards vs. URI, while also returning two punts.


Bears In The NFL:  Brown has two of its former players on NFL rosters in 2017.  Fullback James Develin '10, an engineering concentrator and defensive end at Brown, enters his fifth season with the New England Patriots. He was the New England Patriots starting fullback in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2016-17 including the 2015 and 2017 Super Bowl Championship teams. Zak DeOssie '07 is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl Champion (2008, 2012) for the New York Giants. Coming into the 2017 season, DeOssie is the 2nd-longest tenured Giants player, behind Eli Manning.



Freshmen Travel:  Brown's travel roster vs. Stetson showed 11 freshmen traveling to Stetson: Chima Amushie (DB), Scott Boylan (WR/Returns), Nathan Brown (DL), Darius Daies (RB), Kingsley Ejiogu-Dike (LB), Tim Forster (LS), Jeff Jonke (QB), Michael McGovern (QB), Izayah Powell (DB), Ryan Putman (DE) and BJ Ubani (DB).


Brown Head Coach Phil Estes: Since Phil Estes became head coach of the Bears in 1998, his Brown football teams have captured three Ivy League titles (1999, 2005, 2008), finished second four times, third five times, and overall have finished in the top half of the Ivy League in 16 of his 19 seasons, while compiling an impressive 76-57 Ivy mark (.571), 114-79 (.586) overall. Estes' 76 career Ivy League wins are the most ever at Brown and rank sixth in the Ivy League record book, while his 114 career wins overall rank 10th all-time in the Ivy League. Estes' 193 career games coached at Brown are ninth in Ivy football history. Estes, the 19th head coach in Brown history, is the second winningest coach in Brown football history, guiding the Brown football program to an unprecedented level of success, winning three Ivy League Championships, including Brown's first ever Ivy outright title in 2005. He has also coached and recruited Brown's only four Ivy League Players of the Year – Sean Morey '99, James Perry '00, Nick Hartigan '06 and Buddy Farnham '10. In the 19 years Estes has coached on the East Side, five of his players have gone on to win Super Bowl rings. The select fraternity includes two-time champion James Develin of the New England Patriots (2015, 2017), two-time winner Zak DeOssie of the New York Giants (2008, 2012), the Pittsburgh Steelers' Sean Morey (2006) and New England Patriots' Drew Inzer (2001) and Chas Gessner (2003). 


Phil Estes' Career Coaching Record:

Year    School      Overall Record    Ivy League Record

1998    Brown        7-3                        5-2 (Second)

1999    Brown        9-1                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2000    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Third)

2001    Brown        6-3                        5-2 (Third)

2002    Brown        2-8                        2-5 (Sixth)

2003    Brown        5-5                        4-3 (Second)

2004    Brown        6-4                        3-4 (Fourth)

2005    Brown        9-1                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2006    Brown        3-6                        2-5 (Sixth)

2007    Brown        5-5                        4-3 (Third)

2008    Brown        7-3                        6-1 (First)    Ivy League Champions

2009    Brown        6-4                        4-3 (Third)

2010    Brown        6-4                        5-2 (Second)

2011    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Second)

2012    Brown        7-3                        4-3 (Third)

2013    Brown        6-4                        3-4 (Fourth)

2014    Brown        5-5                        3-4 (Fifth)

2015    Brown        5-5                        3-4 (Fourth)

2016    Brown        4-6                        3-4 (Fourth)


Bears Elect Captains: Senior All-Ivy defensive end Richard Jarvis (Watertown, MA) and junior inside linebacker Isaiah Thompkins (Middletown, CT) have been elected captains of the 2017 Brown football team.

Watch The Bears on the Ivy League Network: All of Brown's home games (except those blacked out by national TV) and its Ivy League away games can be viewed on the Ivy League Network (ILN), available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app. Packages for Brown's channel are $89.95 for 12 months, $34.95 for four months, $10.95 for one month and $9.95 for a single day. Packages for the League-wide channel, which features everything the network has to offer, are $119.95 for 12 months, $49.95 for four months and $15.95 for one month.


How Do You Say That?

Chima Amushie                       chee-ma ah-moose-he

Coughlin                                 cog-lin

Dais                                         days

Dovi                                        doe-vee

Ejiohu-Dike                             EE-jou deek-ay

Goepferich                              Go-frich

Hoecht                                     hoyte

Ikwechegh                               ick-weh-jay

Kopec                                      ko-peck

Kutschke                                 kutch-kee

Logie                                       low-gee

Marchie                                   march-ee

Schmelzle                                shmell-zul

Urbani                                     oo-bani


Family Matters:  Senior kicker Brett Estes (East Greenwich, RI) is the son of Bears' head coach Phil Estes. He is expected to challenge for both kicking and punting duties.


Listen To Brown Football: Brown's 10-game football schedule will be aired throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England on WPRV-AM 790 (Providence). The Brown football broadcast team features Scott Cordischi calling the play-by-play, and John Anderson P'11, '18 providing the color commentary.


The Phil Estes Show at Hope Street Pizza: For the latest on the Brown Football team, listen to the Phil Estes Show every Thursday evening, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on WPRV-AM 790 and hosted by Scott Cordischi, the play-by-play voice of Brown football. Brown fans are invited to attend the show at Hope Street Pizza, listen live on WPRV-AM790, and watch the show on the Ivy League Network (ILN) and Facebook Live. All of the Phil Estes Shows will be held at Hope Street Pizza, located at 720 Hope Street, on the East Side of Providence.


The Bear Den: Brown students have a new area to cheer on the Brown football team for all of its home games, The Bear Den, located in the end zone at Brown Stadium. The Bear Den, presented by Coca Cola, is located in front of the video scoreboard at the stadium and is only open to Brown students with ID. Each week, the first 200 Brown students will receive free tee-shirts, food, and Coca Cola products, with a live DJ on the field.


Next Week – Bears at Cornell:  Brown travels to Ithaca, NY on Saturday, October 21 to face Cornell in an Ivy League game at Schoellkopf Field, starting at 3:00 pm.