Watson Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA --  A career half turned into a career night for junior wide receiver Justin Watson on Friday as he helped Penn improve to 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 42-7 win at Yale.

Watson finished with a career high 166 yards and three touchdowns as Penn spoiled the first-ever night game at the Yale Bowl. Of his game-high 10 catches, nine came in the first half as he racked up 160 yards and all three of his touchdowns as the Quakers stormed out to a 35-0 lead.

The Offensive Player of the Week honor is the third career selection for Watson who was chosen twice in 2015. He makes it back-to-back weeks where a Quaker was deemed the Ivy League's top offensive player from the previoys week, joining running back Tre Solomon who was honored last week.

Through six games, Watson leads the Ivy League in receptions (45), receiving yards (597) and yards-per-game (99.5). He ranks No. 7 among all FCS receivers in receptions per game (7.5) and No. 13 in yards per game.

Watson's play has earned him a chance to be named American Sports Network's Player of the Week. National fan voting for that honor is under way and runs through Thursday. Vote here!

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