ETSU Football announces Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Joe Pittman earned Bowman Jewelers Defensive Player of the Game honors.
ETSU Football announces Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, October 16, 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2016) – Following each game during the 2016 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush will announce the Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Game, along with the “Show Team Players of the Week” awards.       

Below are the recipients from Saturday’s game versus Furman.  

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Matt Thompson – RB – Morristown, Tenn.

  • Graded out at 100 percent
  • Recorded four rushes for 34 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run
  • The touchdown run was his first collegiate rushing touchdown (also has a receiving touchdown)
  • Had five broken tackles 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Joe Pittman – LB – Pell City, Ala.

  • Graded out at 90 percent
  • Season-high four tackles
  • One solo tackle 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Adam Mullins – LS – Elizabethton, Tenn.

  • 8-for-8 on snaps
  • Had a tackle on punt coverage
  • Second time receiving the award 

SHOW TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized James (Trey) Gowen III (Charlotte, N.C.) and Kevin McConnell (Hiawassee, Ga.) as the “Show Team Players of the Week.” 

Gowen is a 5-foot-10, 181-pound freshman defensive back and McConnell is a 6-foot-7, 291-pound redshirt freshman offensive lineman.   

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