Feguson Named ‘CAA Player of Week’
UMaine quarterback Chris Ferguson has been named CAA Offensive Player of the Week for his play in Friday's opening night 42-14 win over Sacred Heart.
The junior QB completed his first 11 passes and finished the night 23-for-29, 423 yards and three TDs. The 423 yards in a career-best for Ferguson.
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CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
Jaquan Amos, Jr., DB, Villanova (Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast)
Amos recorded seven tackles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown in Villanova’s 34-14 win at No. 13 Colgate on Aug. 24. The junior defensive back’s fumble recovery set up the Wildcats’ first touchdown and his pick six increased VU’s lead to 14-0 in the second quarter. Amos was part of a strong defensive effort that limited Colgate to 288 total yards.
CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Mitchell Wright, Jr., P, Stony Brook (Sydney, Australia/Barker)
Wright averaged 43.0 yards on six punts in Stony Brook’s 35-10 win over Bryant last Thursday. The junior placed three punts inside the 20-yard line, including two that pinned Bryant inside the 2-yard line. Wright had a long punt of 62 yards, which was the best in the CAA in Week 1.
CAA Football Rookie of the Week
Hollis Mathis, Fr., QB, William & Mary (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills)
Mathis rushed for a game-high 127 yards and a TD on 16 carries and passed for 66 yards as William & Mary rallied for a 30-17 triumph over Lafayette last Saturday. The first true freshman to start at quarterback in the Tribe’s 126-year history, Mathis was 6-of-13 through the air and tallied the Tribe’s final touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the third quarter. His rushing total was the most-ever in a game by a W&M quarterback.
NOTE: Ferguson and the Black Bears play at Georgia Southern in week #2, Saturday night at 6pm...Because of Hurricane Dorian, Georgia Southern has already cancelled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Statesboro, Georgia school...It will be the first of two 'guarantee money' games vs FBS teams for the Bears. UMaine gets $325,000 for playing the Eagles.