Georgetown’s Kyle Nolan wins ASN’s FCS Player of the Week in record vote


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After running for a Southland Conference-record 347 yards last week, Lamar’s Kade Harrington found himself in the running for another record this week.

But Georgetown’s Kyle Nolan won ASN’s FCS Player of the Week with a record 4,236 votes — 54% of the record 7,877 votes cast at Harrington finished with 3,590 votes, the second highest total of any ASN Player of the Week candidate this season.

Nolan, the Hoyas’ senior quarterback, threw for 311 yards and a career-high five touchdowns on 28-of-36 passing in a 38-7 victory against Lafayette in a Patriot League opener. It was Georgetown’s largest margin of victory in a league game since joining in 2001.

The Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, Nolan also became the Hoyas’ career leader in pass attempts (830) and completions (457) while moving into second in career passing yards (4,607). He has completed 60.2% of his passes this season and is third in the league with 1,290 yards and second with 10 touchdown passes for the 3-3 Hoyas.

Rice’s Driphus Jackson won ASN’s FBS Player of the Week.

Harrington, ASN’s FCS Player of the Week in Week 3, rushed for a Southland Conference-record 347 yards and two touchdowns in Lamar’s 44-28 victory against Abilene Christian. The junior running back became the school’s all-time scoring leader with 200 points and broke the conference mark of 310 yards rushing by Claude Mathis of Texas State in 1996. He is Lamar’s third all-time leading rusher with 2,453 yards.

Harrington also caught three passes for 18 yards and his 365 all-purpose yards set the school record and he moved into a tie for the Cardinals’ all-time scoring record with 198 points.

Harrington was named STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Week while Nolan earned honorable mention along with Gardner-Webb’s Tyrell Maxwell.

The FCS Player of the Week nominees included Maxwell and Brown’s Alexander Jette:

  • Maxwell, a sophomore quarterback, ran for a career-high 173 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries as Gardner-Webb upset No. 15 Liberty, 34-20, in a Big South opener. It was GWU’s best rushing performance since 2008 (Phillip Peoples, 176 yards on 15 carries vs. Presbyterian). Maxwell also threw for 105 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-14 passing as was the Bulldogs beat the Flames for the first time since 2006. Maxwell earned honorable mention as STATS FCS Player of the Week.
  • Brown’s Marcus Fuller passed for 412 yards — more than half to Jetter, a junior receiver who made 16 receptions for 216 yards. They connected for a 14-yard completion on third-and-6 late in the fourth quarter to set up Grant Senne’s game-winning field goal in a 25-24 victory against Holy Cross. Jette’s 216 receiving yards rank ninth in school history and his 16 receptions are seventh. He also returned a punt 24 yards.

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Above: Georgetown’s Kyle Nolan threw for 311 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to win ASN FCS Player of the Week with a record tally. (Photo courtesy of Georgetown Athletics)