ECAC Players of the Week (Oct. 12)
Philadelphia Yonkers, N.Y. native, Pat McDermott, received yet another award based on his stellar performance against Bucknell in Penn's 32-25 double-overtime victory against the Bison. McDermott was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 10.
McDermott threw for a career-high 384 yards at Bucknell, the fifth-most passing yards by a Quaker in a single game in program history. He also had career highs in completions (32) and atttempts (55). His 55 attempts were the most by a Quakers quarterback since Gavin Hoffman hoisted 60 attempts against Cornell on Nov. 18, 2000.
Despite the junior’s prolific day through the air, it was his legs that helped Penn to a victory in the first double-overtime game in program history. McDermott scored the Quakers’ first touchdown of the game, plunging over the line from one-yard out to cut Bucknell’s advantage down to 14-9 with 18 seconds to go in the first half. It was the first rushing score of McDermott’s career but it was not the last of the day.
After both teams traded field goals during the first overtime session, the 2002 Hackley School graduate again dove over his offensive line for a one-yard score, cementing Penn’s come-from-behind victory.
McDermott and his Penn teammates are currently 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Ivy League. The Quakers resume the Ancient Eight schedule on Oct. 16, welcoming Columbia to Franklin Field for Homecoming.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications