CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Tucker Cheyne (Avon, Conn.) had an impressive debut as the placekicker for the MIT football team on Saturday, so impressive that the New England Football Conference (NEFC) named him the Special Teams Player of the Week. He was a key part of the Engineers' 28-26 victory over Pomona-Pitzer College on Saturday in California.
Cheyne converted on all three of his field goal attempts against the Sagehens, hitting from 29, 25 and 27 yards. His final boot of the day came with 2:20 to play and gave MIT an eight-point lead, which proved to be the difference in the game. With the addition of one PAT, Cheyne accounted for 10 points in the contest for the Engineers. His points scored set a new single-game record for a kicker in the MIT record book, as did his three field goals in a game.