Football announces weekly awards
Quarterback Austin Herink was named Offensive Player of the Game.
Football announces weekly awards
Friday, September 11, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2015) – Following each game during the 2015 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush announces his Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Game, along with the Effort Play of the Game. 

Below are the week two recipients from Thursday’s Maryville game.

Offensive Player of the Game

Austin Herink – QB – Cleveland, Tenn.

  • Combined for two touchdowns (one rushing/one passing) against Maryville
  • Played a role in ETSU’s first scores of the game … His 10-yard touchdown rush tied the game at seven, while he threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Anthony with a Maryville defender taking him to the ground to put the Buccaneers ahead, 14-7, in the first quarter
  • Went 11-of-15 with 78 yards and one touchdown through the air, while recording 21 yards on six attempts and a score on the ground 

Other nominees: Demetrius Anthony (WR, Fountain Inn, S.C.), Dalton Ponchillia (WR, Nashville, Tenn.) and Jajuan Stinson (RB, Knoxville, Tenn.) 

Defensive Player of the Game

Trey Quillin – LB – New Albany, Ohio

  • Registered ETSU’s first sack of the season after bringing down Maryville quarterback Evan Pittenger for a loss of four yards in the second quarter on Thursday night
  • Totaled 3.5 tackles against the Fighting Scots 

Other nominees: Dylan Weigel (LB, Pickerington, Ohio), Tavian Lott (D’lo, Miss.) 

Special Teams Player of the Game

Seth Barger – DB – Blountville, Tenn.

  • Played an integral role in ETSU’s blocking on kickoff coverage
  • ETSU’s kickoff team combined for 78 yards on four returns 

Other nominees: Marion Watson (P, Waxhaw, N.C.) and DeAngelo Holt (LB, Nashville, Tenn.) 

Effort Play of the Game

Austin Herink to Demetrius Anthony first quarter touchdown  

RECAP: The Buccaneer duo capped a 5-play, 71-yard scoring drive late in the first quarter … Austin Herink was being pulled to the ground by Maryville linebacker Ron McGriff, but the red-shirt freshman left-handed quarterback found Demetrius Anthony open in the back of the end zone … Anthony made an outstanding athletic play by leaping up and hauling in the catch for the touchdown putting the Blue and Gold ahead, 14-7, with 2:41 remaining in the first quarter. 

Week One Recipients

Offensive Player of the Game – Jajuan Stinson

Defensive Player of the Game – River Boruff

Special Teams Player of the Game – JJ Jerman

Effort Play of the Game – Demetrius Anthony 

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