By JOSH BUCHANAN - SMALL SCHOOL INSIDER
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State
Edwards showed why many felt he was a frontrunner for the Payton Award with a monster day in the Mountaineers’ 47-21 victory over The Citadel. He was responsible for six touchdowns on the day with four through the air and two on the ground. He had 224 yards passing and 80 yards on the ground.
DEFENSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LB Bobby Abare, Yale
Abare picked off two passes and returned one for a touchdown in Yale’s victory over Holy Cross. He also had 10 tackles, including nine solos, to show why he is a candidate for the prestigious Buck Buchanan Award. The two interceptions brought his career total to eight and his touchdown was the third in his career.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
K/P Robbie Dehaze, Northern Arizona
Dehaze was stellar in the Lumberjacks’ 42-10 thrashing of Sacramento State this past weekend with three field goals, four extra points, and a 51.2 yard average on four punts for 205 yards. Among his four punts was a 61-yard bomb and among his FGs was a 48-yarder.
Photo Credit: Keith Cline/ASU Athletics