JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2018)– ETSU redshirt freshman running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was tabbed STATS FCS Freshman of the Week, which was announced on Monday.
Holmes totaled 22 carries for 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs’ 29-27 win over Furman on Saturday night at Greene Stadium. Holmes – who totaled his second 100-yard career rushing game in just his fourth collegiate contest – also added four receptions for 14 yards and had three kickoff returns for 45 yards.
The Buccaneer running back capped off a 9-play, 93-yard scoring driving with a two-yard run in the third quarter, while he also scored on the Bucs following possession via a 12-yard carry to pull ETSU within seven, 27-20 at the 8:27 mark of the fourth quarter. Overall, Holmes totaled 161 all-purpose yards in the win over the Paladins.
Holmes posted the Bucs seventh 100-yard rushing game by a player since the return of the program in 2015 – ETSU is now 6-1 in those contests, while ETSU recorded its fourth straight 100-yard rushing game, marking the first time that has been accomplished since the end of the 2003 season.
Following the win last Saturday, ETSU improved to 3-1, 2-0 in SoCon play. As a result, the Bucs have caught some national attention as the Blue and Gold are now receiving votes in the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll. This marks the first time since the start of the 2016 season that the Bucs are receiving votes in the Top 25.
ETSU continues its homestand this weekend as the Bucs host in-state rival No. 20 Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Greene Stadium. For tickets, please call 423-439-3878 or click hereto purchase them online.
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