| Anthony Franklin, a big-time football
enthusiast and the brother/cousin of the many Franklins who
played in The Pub or in college, is again presenting
weekly college honors and tidbits.
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*WEEK 1 Awards
D1A Newcomer of the Week: West Virginia Fr. RB Leddie Brown (Neumann-Goretti) rushed 8 times for 33 yards in the Mountaineers 40-14 romp over Tennessee
D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Syracuse R-Sr. WR Jamal Custis (Neumann-Gorretti) had a career high 6 receptions for 168 yards & 2 TDs in a 55-42 win over Western Michigan.
D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Rutgers Sr. LB Trevor Morris (Malvern) rang up 9 tackles and 2 pass deflections in a 35-7 win over Texas State.
D1A Grunt of the Week: Pittsburgh R-So. OL Jimmy Morrisey (La Salle)
D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Stony Brook R-Fr. DL Casey Williams notched 6 tackles in a 0-38 loss at Air Force
D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Maine So. QB Chris Ferguson (La Salle) threw for 199 yards & 2 TDs as Maine upset rival New Hampshire 35-7
D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Holy Cross Sr. LB Ryan Brady (La Salle) rang up 14 tackles including 2 sacks in a 14-17 loss to Colgate
D1AA Specialist of the Week: None
D2 Newcomer of the Week: Bloomsburg Jr. RB Hakeem Sillman (George Washington) rushed for 142 yards, racked up 25 receiving yards and returned 3 kicks for 97 yards (264 total yards) in the Huskies 23-16 win over Merrimack
D2 Offensive Player of the Week: Shippensburg R-So. WR Winston Eubanks (La Salle) caught 4 passes for 161 yards and a TD in the Raiders 35-13 win over Clarion
D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Indiana Jr. DB Shaq Jones (Imhotep) rang up 5 tackles and a pass break up in the Hawks 21-17 win over #15 Ashland.
D2 Grunt of the Week: California R-Jr. OC Christian DiGalbo (Bonner-Prendegast)
D3 Newcomer of the Week: Ursinus Fr. WR Ryan Loughlin (Archbishop Wood) caught 6 passes for 124 yards & 3 TDs in the Bears 34-14 rout over Bethany (WV).
D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Widener So. WR James Gillespie (Archbishop Wood) caught 4 passes for 111 yards while adding 33 rushing yards in a 34-41 2OT loss to Rowan
D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Catholic So. DL Jake Ballard (SJ Prep) rang up 16 tackles including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in a 12-37 loss to MCDaniel.
D3 Grunt of the Week: Salve Regina So. OL Pete Noonan (SJ Prep)
WEEK 1 Antbits/Notes
**Congrats to Villanova’s Sr. WR Jarrett McClenton on catching and scoring the game winning touchdown in an upset win at Temple. He finished the game with 5 rushing yards, 63 receiving yards and a TD.
** Virginia Sr. WR Olamide Zaccheaus (SJ Prep) caught 6 passes for 101 yards & a TD in the Cavaliers win over Richmond.
**Delaware R-Sr. WR Joe Walker (Martin Luther King) who spent his first 3.5 years as a QB caught his first receiving TD in the Blue Hens 19-21 loss to Rhode Island.
**Sacred Heart R-Sr. RB Jordan Meachum (La Salle) rushed 17 times for 133 yards in a 35-7 win over Lafayette.
**Kutztown R-Jr. QB Collin DiGalbo (Bonner-Pendergast) threw for 298 yards and 1 TD while also rushing for 2 additional TDs in the Bears 32-28 win over Assumption.
**Rutgers So. Raheem Blacksheer (Archbishop Wood) rushed for 62 yards and a TD, racked up 56 receiving yards and a TD while adding 33 return yards in the Scarlet Knights 35-7 win over Texas State.
**Game of the Week in D1 has to be the Penn State Nittany Lions traveling to Pittsburgh in a battle of PA. The Lions escaped an upset defeat against Appalachian State in OT while Pitt handled FCS Albany. Pittsburgh’s OL is anchored by former walk on R-So. Jimmy Morrisey (La Salle) while R-Jr’s DE Shareef Miller (George Washington) & R-Jr CB John Reid (SJ Prep), R-So DE Shaka Toney (Imhotep) all pace the defense for the Lions. Game time is set for 8pm.
WEEK 2 Awards
D1A Newcomer of the Week: West Virginia Fr. RB Leddie Brown (Conwell-Egan) rushed 15 times for 115 yards and his first collegiate TD in a 52-17 win over FCS Youngstown State.
D1 Offensive Player of the Week: Vanderbilt Sr. QB Kyle Shurmur (La Salle) threw for 258 yards and 2 TDs in a 41-10 rout over Nevada.
D1 Defensive Player of the Week: Penn State R-So. Shaka Toney (Imhotep) recorded 5 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a sack in the Nittany Lions 51-6 win over Pittsburgh.
D1 Grunt of the Week: Tennessee R-So. OG Jahmir Johnson (Imhotep)
D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Villanova So. LB Amin Black notched a career high 4 tackles including his first career sack in the Wildcats 31-9 win over Lehigh
D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Villanova Sr. WR Jarrett McClenton caught 6 passes for 114 yards and 2 TDs in the Wildcats 31-9 win over Lehigh
D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Portland State Jr. DB Romeo Gunt (Imhotep) registered 7 tackles and 2 QB hurries in a 14-51 loss at Oregon.
D1AA Specialist of the Week: St. Francis Jr. DB Nick Rinella (La Salle) returned a punt 47 yards for a TD while finishing with 153 returns yards in a 45-14 win over Delaware State.
D2 Newcomer of the Week: IUP Jr. Shaq Jones (Imhotep) rang up 5 tackles and returned a fumble 48 yards for a TD in the Hawks 41-7 dispatch of Millersville
D2 Offensive Player of the Week: Kutztown Jr. QB Colin DiGalbo (Bonner-Prendergast) passed for 256 yards and rushed for a career high 133 yards and 2 TDs (353 total yards) in a big win over California (Pa.)
D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Shippensburg R-Jr. John Chaney (Roman) rang up 5 tackles and his first career Interception in helping Shippensburg win a huge crossover game against Slippery Rock
D2 Grunt of the Week: West Chester R-Jr. DE Diquan Gilbert (Communications Tech) rang up 9 tackles including 4 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks in a 31-7 victory over Gannon
D3 Newcomer of the Week: Juniata So. WR Shaheed Ross (Delaware Valley) caught 4 passes for 96 yards & a TD while also returning 2 kicks for 30 yards in a 17-40 loss to Franklin & Marshall.
D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Delaware Valley Sr. QB Dashawn Darden (Cardinal O’Hara) passed for 207 yards and 4 TDs while adding 42 yards on the grown in a 52-1 win over Umass Dartmouth
D3 Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Ursinus Jr. LB Jacob McCain (Penn Charter) rang up 10 tackles, 1 sack and recovered a fumble while his teammate Sr. DL Matt Hartigan (Father Judge) made 7 tackles, 1 sack and recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss in a 42-7 win over Gettysburg.
D3 Grunt of the Week: NONE
WEEK 2 Antbits/Notes
**Congrats to the Maine Blackbears led by R-So. QB Chris Ferguson (La Salle) and his 185 yards passing and 3 TDs propelled his team to an upset at FBS Western Kentucky 31-28.
**Stony Brook R-Fr. DE Casey Williams (Southern) blocked a punt and returned it for a TD in the Seawolves 50-21 win over Bryant
**West Chester R-So. WR Rasheem James (Ben Franklin) caught 7 passes for 121 yards and a TD in the Rams 31-7 romp over Gannon.
**Kutztown So. WR Amadou Barry (West Catholic) notched his 2nd career 100 yard receiving game (6 catches for 100 yards) in a 31-27 win over California.
**Sacred Heart Sr. RB Jordan Meachum (La Salle) ran 28 times for 178 yards and a score while adding 1 reception for 17 yard
**Ursinus Fr. WR Ryan Loughlin (Archbishop Wood) has 2 100+ yard receiving games to start his collegiate career turning 6 receptions into 113 yards while also adding 3 rushing yards and 68 return yards in a 42-6 win over Gettysburg
**Delaware State R-So. RB Mike Waters (Imhotep) rushed for 107 yards in a 14-45 loss at Saint Francis.