OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Lancaster, Butler & Chuckie Looney, Marist
Matt Lancaster, Butler
Senior | Quarterback | West Lafayette, Ind.
Lancaster rallied Butler from a 21-point deficit for a 33-30 PFL victory at Dayton, Saturday. He rushed for two scores and passed for two others in the win. Lancaster’s one-yard run with 12:17 left in the fourth quarter gave Butler its first lead. He led all rushers with 116 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Lancaster finished the day 18-of-27 for 232 yards.
Chuckie Looney, Marist
Senior | Quarterback | Ocala, Fla.
Looney recorded his second straight five-touchdown outing, Marist needing all of it in a 42-35 PFL victory against Jacksonville, Saturday. He finished the game completing 26-of-36 passes for 362 yards and five touchdown throws. Looney’s touchdown throw with nine seconds left in the third quarter gave Marist the lead for good.He would add a 28-yard touchdown strike in the fourth to secure the win.
Other Players Nominated: Brian Hudson (CAM), Will Bardo (DAY), Andy Rice (DRA), JeTarii Donald (MER), Mason Mills (SAN), Ryan Tentler (STE)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mike Gray, Mercer
Freshman | Defensive Back | Jacksonville, Fla.
Gray’s 34-yard interception return for a touchdown just before halftime helped Mercer solidify its lead en route to a 51-26 PFL victory against Davidson, Saturday. The interception return for a touchdown came with 37 seconds left in the half and put Mercer ahead 21-8. Gray finished the game with seven tackles (four solo), assisted on a tackle for loss and also had a pass breakup in the win.
Other Players Nominated: Paul Yanow (BUT), Ugonna Awuruonye (CAM), Howard Savage (DAY), Brad Duwe (DRA), Terrence Fede (MAR), Matt Miller (SAN), Donald Payne (STE)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonathon Rogers, Campbell
RS-Senior | Wide Receiver | Longwood, Fla.
Rogers sparked Campbell’s come-from-behind 19-18 win at Stetson with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Stetson had just taken a 18-7 lead with 5:12 remaining with its second touchdown of the fourth quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Rogers uncorked the PFL’s longest kickoff return this season and the longest in Campbell history. The Camels would go on to score a go-ahead touchdown on its next drive, ending a 14-game PFL losing streak.
Other Players Nominated: Jon Treloar (BUT), Jeff McDaniels (DAV), William Will (DAY), Cam Bohnert (DRA), Mike Maccarone (MAR), Rob East (MER), Ryan Belden (SAN)