Sophomore running back Chris Walker was named the Ivy League co-Offensive Player of the Week after putting up one of the best rushing performances by a Cornell player in recent history this past weekend at Columbia. For Walker it was his first weekly Ancient Eight honor.
Walker ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the Big Red’s 42-40 victory for the Empire State Bowl. The sophomore, who ranks among the Ancient Eight’s leading rushers, had scoring runs of 27, 28 and 71 yards – his first three career touchdown runs. His 71-yard run in the fourth quarter gave Cornell the insurance it needed to take home the fourth straight win over its New York rival.In all, Walker had three runs of at least 25 yards in the contest and his 178 yards is the most by any Cornell player in a game since Chad Levitt had 218 yards in a 1996 contest at Yale.