Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Carolinas schools sweep Southern awards

Carolinas schools took all four Southern Conference Player of the Week awards, led by Western Carolina RB Quan Warley (Freshman of the Week). Warley, a redshirt freshman, rushed for a league-best 200 yards on 29 carries as the Catamounts rallied to beat Presbyterian, 23-21. He also had three receptions for 17 yards.

Elon WR Terrell Hudgins was chosen Offensive Player of the Week after catching 13 passes for 199 yards in the Phoenix's 22-20 victory over Georgia Southern. He set a league record for receptions with 226 with his effort.

Elon also had the week's top special teams player in kicker Andrew Wilcox. He made all five of his field goal attempts, the last of those winning the game with 6 seconds remaining.

Top defender honors went to Citadel LB Reggie Rice, who totaled 11 tackles, three quarterback hurries, a tackle for loss and a sack in a 37-24 win over Princeton. He also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the third quarter.

-- Stan Olson