ROCK, HILL, S.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne running back Ameen Stevens on Monday was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Football offensive player of the week.
Stevens, a sophomore, recorded a career-high three rushing touchdowns in No. 8 L-R’s 38-14 road win over Tusculum on Saturday. He ran for a season-high 112 yards on 19 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. His three rushing TDs marked the most for a Bears player since the 2015 season.
For the season, Stevens leads the SAC in rushing touchdowns with eight and has 19 in his L-R career in just 20 games.
Two App State players win Sun Belt weekly awards
BOONE — Based on their performances in a 17-7 road win against Louisiana last Wednesday, Appalachian State linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither and quarterback Zac Thomas swept the Sun Belt Conference defensive and offensive player of the week awards Monday.
Davis-Gaither posted 11 tackles including two and a half for loss with a half-sack as the Mountaineers' defense held Louisiana 37 points below its season scoring average. Thomas accounted for 210 yards of offense and had two 7-yard touchdown runs, including one on a bootleg keeper around left end to seal the win with 1:55 remaining.
The Sun Belt on Monday also announced that App State’s road game at South Alabama on Oct. 26 will air at noon on ESPNU.