Bruisin', cruisin' Coombs
After leading Kenyon to its first football victory over Ohio Wesleyan University since the 1986 season, senior running back Alby Coombs earned accolades as the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) player of the week and as a member of d3football.com's national team of the week.
A bruising six-foot, 210-pound runner, Coombs plowed over Ohio Wesleyan defenders on his way to racking up 207 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in the Lords' 44-42 victory. His four touchdowns tied a College single-game record, and his rushing total was the eighth best single-game output in the program's history.
Already the owner of nearly every Kenyon rushing record, Coombs has 468 yards and six touchdowns through the Lords' first four games of the season. He ranks second among all NCAC players, with an average of 117 rushing yards per game.
Coombs scored his first touchdown against Ohio Wesleyan on a four-yard run in the first quarter. He scored twice more in the third quarter on runs of one and five yards, and then in the fourth quarter he crossed the goal line one last time from two yards out. His performance set the stage for a last-second, game-winning sixteen-yard field goal by fellow senior Chad Rothschild.
Coombs's selection as the NCAC player of the week was his third in the past two seasons, and his inclusion on the national team of the week was a first in his collegiate career.