Nov 12, 2017
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Junior running back Jake Schwern, after the greatest rushing performance in Colby College football history Saturday, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday.
Schwern broke or tied three school records while rushing for 262 yards and four touchdowns in Colby's 31-20 victory over rival Bowdoin College.
Schwern broke the old single-game Colby rushing record of 247 yards set by Brian Cooley '90 in the 1989 season against Bowdoin. Schwern also tied school records for most touchdowns scored in a game (4) and most points scored in a game (24).
Schwern, who also caught one pass for eight yards, averaged 8.7 yards per rush. With Colby trailing 20-10 in the third quarter, Schwern had three unanswered touchdowns of 34, 58, and 1 yard to put the Mules up 31-20. He also had a 33-yard scoring run in the second quarter.
Schwern finished third in the league among running backs in rushing yards (637) and was fourth in all-purpose yards (119.3). Schwern, who had eight total touchdowns, also ranked seventh in the NESCAC in scoring (48 points) and ninth in total receptions (39).