Princeton’s Epperly Sets NCAA Completion Record in Win over Cornell
Added by Jacob Schwartz on November 4, 2013.
Princeton QB, Quinn Epperly, is all smiles after the game. (Photo by Jacob Schwartz)
PRINCETON, NJ - Quinn Epperly has had many great games in his football career especially as a member of the Princeton Tigers. He ranks second in the nation with 26 points per game. He is third in completion percentage, third in passing efficiency, seventh nationally in scoring per game and the only player in all of FCS with double-digit rushing and passing TDs this season.
Some might say he is the Tim Tebow of the Ivy League. Epperly begged to differ after todays Ivy League win over Cornell.
Epperly made his mark in Saturday’s game by setting a new NCAA record for consecutive completions to start a game. He completed his first 29 pass attempts. The previous record of 28 was held by Appalachian State QB Richie Williams in 2004.
“I am just out there to play the game I love. I cannot play like anyone else but myself. I honestly did not care about this record today. I am glad I got the record for most completions to start the game but in the end I just want to help my team win”.
“Quinn is such a great player to coach,” said Surace. “He is a great person and exceptional student. He reminds me alot of Jason Garrett (currently the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and Surace’s QB at Princeton). Jason was smart, he had a great football IQ and knew how to win. Quinn reminds me of him in every way.”
Epperly will do whatever it takes to bring home his first Ivy League title and he may very well be three wins away from achieving that feat starting with a first place showdown with Penn on Saturday. Penn is the Defending Ivy League Champion.