JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2017) – Following each game during the 2017 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 “Effort Play of the Game” and “Show Team Players of the Week” awards.
Below are the recipients from Saturday’s game against No. 13 The Citadel.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
DRAKE POWELL – WR – R-JR. – CLINTON, TENN.
-- Finished with six receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown
-- His eight-yard touchdown reception from Austin Herink (Cleveland, Tenn.) put ETSU ahead 14-7 with 1:05 remaining in the second quarter
-- Averaged 12.7 yards per catch
-- Graded out at 85 percent for the game
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
DYLAN WEIGEL – LB – R-JR. – PICKERINGTON, OHIO
-- Posted a game-high 19 tackles and one quarterback hurry
-- Graded out at 83 percent for the game
-- The 19-tackle game marked the second-most for Weigel in his career, while it marked the third-highest total in program history
-- Most tackles by a SoCon player and second highest total by an FCS player this season
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE GAME
NASIR PLAYER – DL – R-SO. – COLUMBIA, S.C.
-- Blocked Jacob Godek’s 30-yard field goal in the second quarter
-- Totaled eight tackles, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble
CHRISTIAN GIBSON – LB – R-SO. – BRISTOL, TENN.
-- Two tackles on punt team (one solo)
-- Was 3-for-3 on kickoff return blocks
EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME
Junior defensive lineman Chris Bouyer (Rock Hill, S.C.) earned this week’s Effort Play of the Game … On a 2nd-and-2 play in the first quarter, Bouyer fought off his blocker on a quarterback pitch to get to the sideline for a tackle on Rod Johnson.
SHOW TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Tyrique Sandusky (Memphis, Tenn.) and Austin Hicks (Elizabethton, Tenn.) as the “Show Team Players of the Week.”
Sandusky is a 6-foot-1, 212-pound freshman quarterback and Hicks is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound freshman linebacker.
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