Penn Student-Athlete of the Week (Week ending Oct. 16)

Sam Mathews

Senior running back Sam Mathews rushed for 155 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns in Penn's 44-16 win over Columbia on Saturday. On the first scoring drive for the Quakers, Mathews carried the ball five times for rushes of 16, 14 and 10 yards before making the one yard run into the end zone. Mathews carried the ball six times on the Red and Blue's next drive, taking it 3, 18,16, and 8 yards before running in one yard for the score. Mathews longest rush of the game was a 21 yard sprint on third and 2 that put Penn on the Columbia 11 yard line and set up a McDermott pass to Chris Mizell in the end zone. (to give Penn a 21-0 lead). Mathews also had one reception for 14 yards. With his performance Mathews moves into fifth all-time at Penn in rushing yards with 2,254.