On offense and defense, the Big Green are cracking down on their opponents.
Dartmouth hosts Penn on NBC Sports Network on Friday night at Memorial Field in a showdown between two of the three teams that shared the Ivy League title last year.
Senior Folarin Orimolade was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week while freshman Hunter Hagdorn took home the Rookie of the Week award.
Dartmouth got a strong defensive effort and touchdowns from five different players in beating the Crusaders to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Coming off a scintillating 22-21 win over 22nd-ranked New Hampshire, Dartmouth faces an explosive offense on the road against the Crusaders.
Football has it hands down this week. On the soccer pitch and the gridiron, the Big Green came away victorious.
The New England Football Writers' Association office unveiled its weekly Gold Helmet Award winners at a luncheon today, and Jack Heneghan took home the honor for Division I regional teams.
Junior Brennan Cascarano was earned the league's weekly defensive honor for his two sacks and fumble recovery in the 22-21 win over No. 22 New Hampshire on Saturday.
Given that there are only 11 positions on defense, it would be hard for a defense to top what Dartmouth did last year.
The Dartmouth junior varsity football team ran out of time, ran out of players and eventually ran out of downs Sunday afternoon in a 13-6 loss to Middlebury's combined varsity and junior varsity.
Jack Heneghan hit Charles Mack from a yard out with 1:40 to play to cap a 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter and beat New Hampshire for the first time in 40 years.
For the first time since 2008, Dartmouth will host New Hampshire, ranked 22nd in the FCS poll, as the Big Green draw the curtain for their season opener on Saturday night.