HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan was selected as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Big Green’s historic, 28-27, victory over Yale on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. He is the third Dartmouth player to earn a weekly honor this season from the league office.
A 6-4, 230-pound senior from Atherton, California, Heneghan shook off a bad first half to rally Dartmouth from a 21-point deficit in the largest come-from-behind win in program history. After halftime, he threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns, the last of which came on 4th down at the 15-yard line with 34 seconds to play, lifting the Big Green to victory. He also ran the ball three times for 32 yards during the decisive drive to keep Dartmouth’s hopes alive.
Heneghan finished the game completing 24-of-42 passes for 314 yards — his fifth career 300-yard game — and the three scores, plus ran for 33 yards on eight carries. His first touchdown pass set the tone at the start of the second half, a 30-yard strike to Hunnicutt that capped a 91-yard drive that lasted just six plays. Dartmouth still trailed by 13 when it got the ball at its own 10 with 7:24 to play, and Heneghan quickly guided the Green the length of the field in just five plays, ending with a 40-yard bomb to junior Dylan Mellor.
For the season, Heneghan has completed 71-of-110 passes (64.5 percent, 16th nationally) for 731 yards and seven touchdowns with just one interception.
This is the third straight week Dartmouth has had a player recognized by the league office with defensive end Jeremiah Douchee earning the special teams weekly award following the Green’s 27-26 overtime triumph over then-25th-ranked Holy Cross on Sept. 23, and linebacker Jack Traynor taking home the defensive honor last week after a 16-13 victory at Penn.
Dartmouth (4-0) takes a break from Ivy League action this weekend with a trip to Sacred Heart (2-3). Kickoff on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. and will be streamed live on NEC Front Row. Big Green fans can also listen to Adam Giardino and Wayne Young ’72 over the airwaves on 94.5 ESPN Radio and around the world online at 945espn.com.
Notes: Heneghan was also an honorable mention for the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week … the last Big Green player to earn the offensive weekly award from the Ivy League was Dalyn Williams two years ago after a 35-3 homceoming victory over Yale ... Dartmouth was chosen as the STATS FCS Team of the Week for its historic comeback ... back in 1931, Dartmouth had another amazing comeback against Yale after falling behind by 23 points, 33-10. While they did not win the game, the Big Green did rally to end the game in a tie, 33-33.