HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth's Jared Gerbino parlayed his performance in the 54-44 victory over Princeton this past Saturday into numerous Player of the Week honors today from the Ivy League, College Sports Madness and the New England Football Writers Association as the Gold Helmet Award winner. In addition, STATS listed Gerbino as an honorable mention as the FCS National Offensive Player of the Week, and the College Football Performance Awards selected Gerbino as one of its three honorable mentions for its FCS National Performer of the Week.
A 6-4, 230-pound sophomore from Rush, New York, Gerbino bulled his way through the Tiger defense, running 32 times for 202 yards and four touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation. Each of his four scores either tied the game or gave Dartmouth the lead, with the first making it a 17-13 game with two minutes left in the first half. Gerbino's other three touchdowns came in the fourth quarter during which the Green scored 34 points, the second-highest-scoring quarter in program history. He ran for 167 yards in the second half and 109 over the final 15 minutes, and his final trip to the end zone came with one second remaining for a 48-44 lead.
Gerbino is the first Big Green player with at least 200 yards on the ground since the school record of 257 was set six years ago, and the first to run for four scores in a game in 26 years.
This is the fourth Ivy League weekly award for a Dartmouth player this season as Gerbino joins DL Jeremiah Douchee (special teams) on Sept. 25, LB Jack Traynor (defense) on Oct. 2 and QB Jack Heneghan (offense) on Oct. 9. Heneghan also won the Gold Helmet in that week, giving the Big Green two winners this season and 12th over the past nine seasons.
Dartmouth finished the season with an 8-2 overall record and 5-2 in the Ivy League, tying Columbia for second place behind 6-1 Yale. The lone Bulldogs loss came against the Big Green, 28-27, back on Oct. 7 when Dartmouth rallied from a 21-point deficit and scored the winning touchdown on fourth down with less than a minute to play.
Notes: The last player with four rushing touchdowns was Al Rosier '91 against Brown on Nov. 16, 1991 ... Nick Schwieger '12 set the school's single-game rushing record with 257 yards against Cornell on Nov. 5, 2011 ... Dartmouth ends the year with an all-time winning percentage of .601, spanning 1,199 games and 136 seasons.