Ferguson, Amos, Wright & Mathis Earn CAA Football Weekly Awards

HIGHLIGHTS: Maine Cruises Past Sacred Heart

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CAA Football has announced its weekly award winners for weeks 0 and 1 of the 2019 season. 

Earning honors are Maine junior quarterback Chris Ferguson, Villanova junior defensive back Jaquan Amos, Stony Brook junior punter Mitchell Wright and William & Mary freshman quarterback Hollis Mathis. 

CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week

Chris Ferguson, Jr., QB, Maine (Fort Washington, Pa./La Salle College HS)

In just three quarters of action, Ferguson completed 23-of-29 passes for a career-high 423 yards and three touchdowns in Maine’s 42-14 victory over Sacred Heart last Friday.  The 423 yards was the most by a Black Bears’ quarterback since 2009 and it was his fifth career game with at least three TD’s. Ferguson connected on his first 11 throws and had 404 passing yards in the first half. 

CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week

Jaquan Amos, Jr., DB, Villanova (Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast)

Amos recorded seven tackles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown in Villanova’s 34-14 win at No. 13 Colgate on Aug. 24. The junior defensive back’s fumble recovery set up the Wildcats’ first touchdown and his pick six increased VU’s lead to 14-0 in the second quarter. Amos was part of a strong defensive effort that limited Colgate to 288 total yards. 

CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Mitchell Wright, Jr., P, Stony Brook (Sydney, Australia/Barker)

Wright averaged 43.0 yards on six punts in Stony Brook’s 35-10 win over Bryant last Thursday. The junior placed three punts inside the 20-yard line, including two that pinned Bryant inside the 2-yard line. Wright had a long punt of 62 yards, which was the best in the CAA in Week 1.

CAA Football Rookie of the Week

Hollis Mathis, Fr., QB, William & Mary (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills)

Mathis rushed for a game-high 127 yards and a TD on 16 carries and passed for 66 yards as William & Mary rallied for a 30-17 triumph over Lafayette last Saturday. The first true freshman to start at quarterback in the Tribe’s 126-year history, Mathis was 6-of-13 through the air and tallied the Tribe’s final touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the third quarter. His rushing total was the most-ever in a game by a W&M quarterback.

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