Davis Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK -- Jordan Davis was rewarded for a career day against Marist, as he was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced September 24.

Davis, a junior running back, became the first Lion to score three touchdowns in a game since Johnathan Reese '02 reached the end zone four times on October 21, 2000 against Dartmouth. Davis also nearly doubled his career-best total of 95 yards in a contest, as he rushed for 177 yards on 22 carries for 8.0 yards per rush.

It was just the 15th time a Columbia running back ran for more than 175 yards in a game, and the first time since Reese rushed for 236 yards to set the Lions' record in that same game in 2000.

In the 31-7 Columbia victory, Davis started the Lions' scoring in the second quarter, as he scrambled for a 25-yard run.  Davis scored again in the third quarter on a seven-yard rush, and again in the fourth quarter, on a 28-yard run.  He had 101 of his rushing yards in the second half.

Last week, the Lions had two players honored by the Ivy League, as Jon Rocholl was named Special Teams Player of the Week, and first-year Alex Gross was awarded the Rooke of the Week accolade.

Columbia travels to Princeton September 29 for a 3:30 p.m. contest.