OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Atiq Lucas, Marist & Cole Mazza, Stetson
Atiq Lucas, Marist
Senior (RS) | Running Back | Coram, New York
Lucas’ 31-yard touchdown run with 2:35 left was the final score as Marist handed Campbell its first PFL loss, 27-20, Saturday. It was his third touchdown of the day, joining the game’s first two scores that gave Marist a 14-0 lead. Lucas finished the game with 23 carries for 104 yards.
Cole Mazza, Stetson
Sophomore | Running Back | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Mazza’s third touchdown gave Stetson the lead for good in a 40-34 PFL victory at Davidson, Saturday. Each of his three touchdowns gave Stetson a lead, but his final one-yard burst with 14:14 remaining in the game was the clincher. Mazza carried the ball 21 times for 143 yards, including touchdown runs from 45, 4 and 1 yard out. It was his third 100-yard rushing performance this season.
Other Players Nominated: Ben Bolling (CAM), Jeffrey Keil (DAV), Connor Kacsor (DAY), Andy Rice (DRA), Frantz Caudio (JAC), Austin Gahafer (MOR), Dallas Keesman (SAN), Brandon Hall (VAL)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mike Kagafas, Marist & Troy McClelland, San Diego
Mike Kagafas, Marist
Senior (RS) | Linebacker | Akron, Ohio
Kagafas was all over the field in Marist’s 27-20 PFL victory against Campbell., Saturday. He had seven tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss (including a sack), a forced fumble and a pass breakup. With Marist leading by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Kagafas came up with a tackle for loss on a 4th-and-Goal play on the one-yard line to end a drive. He had a hurry and a strip-sack on Campbell’s final drive to help stall the threat.
Troy McClelland, San Diego
Senior | Linebacker/Safety | San Diego, California
McClelland’s two forced turnovers each helped set up a San Diego touchdown in a 40-29 PFL victory against Dayton, Saturday. He forced a fumble that San Diego recovered at the Dayton 28-yard line and three plays later was converted into a go-ahead touchdown. In the fourth quarter McClelland intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards to the Dayton 14, setting up San Diego’s final score. He also had six tackles (four solo) in the contest.
Other Players Nominated: Sean Horan (BUT), Brandon Mobley (CAM), William Curran (DAV), Christopher Beaschler (DAY), Drew Ormseth (DRA), Andrew Hooks (JAC), Luke Keller (MOR), Donald Payne (STE), J.J. Nunes (VAL)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marlin Hall, Stetson
Sophomore | Defensive Back | Sylvester, Georgia
Hall’s 52-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt helped Stetson jump out to an early lead in a 40-34 PFL victory at Davidson, Saturday. Stetson lined up to punt on 4th and 8 from its own 48-yard line. The ball was snapped to up man Rob Coggin who threw a short 10-yard pass to Hall. But Hall broke a pair of tackles and rumbled all the way for a 52-yard touchdown and an early 14-3 lead. In his normal defensive duties, Hall had five tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
Other Players Nominated: Mitchell Brown (CAM), Trevor Smith (DAV), Nick Kaczkowski (DAY), Mike Maccarone (MAR), Jarrett Morgan (VAL)