JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 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. 8 Wofford.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
DRAKE POWELL – WR – R-JR. – CLINTON, TENN.
-- Recorded five catches for 54 yards and one touchdown
-- His six-yard touchdown reception pulled ETSU within seven, 31-24, with six minutes remaining in the game
-- Four of his five catches came on third down
-- Graded out at 95-percent
AUSTIN HERINK – QB – R-JR. – CLEVELAND, TENN.
-- Finished 23-of-34 with 262 yards and two touchdowns
-- Moved past Randy Meredith for seventh all-time with 26 career touchdowns … Also became the sixth player in school history to record over 5,000 yards of total offense … Herink now has 5,075 yards of total offense, placing him sixth all-time
-- Graded out at 91-percent
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
TREMOND FERRELL – DL – JR. – WASHINGTON, GA.
-- Totaled seven tackles, marking the second-most of his collegiate career
-- Graded out at 73-percent
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME
JJ JERMAN – K – JR. – SEYMOUR, TENN.
-- Made his lone field goal attempt – a 51-yard attempt in the second quarter, marking a collegiate-best and tying for the second longest in school history
-- Made all three PAT attempts, which moved him into third on the all-time list with 55 for his career
SHOW TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Kevin McConnell (Hiawassee, Ga.) and Robert Murphy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) as the “Show Team Players of the Week.”
McConnell is a 6-foot-7, 291-pound redshirt sophomore offensive lineman and Murphy is a 6-foot-2, 250-pound freshman defensive lineman.
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