Kenneth Dixon scores a first as two-time FBS Player of the Week


Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon can add this milestone to a distinguished career: He is ASN’s first two-time FBS Player of the Week.

The senior running back, ASN’s FBS Player of Week 4, earned his second honor with 64% of 645 votes at

Charleston Southern’s Anthony Ellis won ASN’s FCS Player of the Week.

Dixon, Conference USA’s Offensive Player of the Week, ran for a conference single-game record six touchdowns — the most in FBS this season — in a 56-13 rout of North Texas. He finished with 195 yards rushing on 22 carries. He has 81 career touchdowns and needs three to pass former Wisconsin running back Monte Ball for the NCAA record.

The FBS nominees included Western Michigan’s Jamauri Bogan, Northern Illinois’ Ryan Graham and Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill:

  • Bogan, a redshirt freshman running back, gained a team season-high 171 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns in a 54-7 victory against Ball State. He is third in the MAC with nine rushing touchdowns and ninth in the conference with 636 rushing yards on 99 carries. He helped the Broncos set a school record with 711 total yards heading into Wednesday’s showdown of 5-0 MAC division leaders against Bowling Green.
  • After watching his best friend Drew Hare hobble off the field with a leg injury in the second quarter, Graham rallied the Huskies to a 32-27 victory against previously unbeaten and 20th-ranked Toledo. The redshirt freshman quarterback led two fourth-quarter scoring drives, finishing 9-of-12 passing for 132 yards. He also ran for 41 yards and likely will be NIU’s starter for the remainder of the season.
  • Stockstill, a freshman quarterback, earned his second ASN nomination by leading a 27-24 triple-overtime upset victory against Marshall. He threw for 353 yards and three touchdown on 21-of-34 passing and set the school single-season passing yards record with 2,798 yards. With 21 TDs, he needs three to pass Dwight Dasher’s single-season record set in 2009.

The final tally at

Who is your choice for ASN FCS Player of the Week?

  • QB Carson Earp, Lamar (43%, 1,048 Votes)
  • QB Bryan Schor, James Madison (31%, 749 Votes)
  • LB Kyle Young, Holy Cross (14%, 348 Votes)
  • QB Devlin Hodges, Samford (12%, 295 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,440

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Above: Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon ran for a Conference USA single-game record six touchdowns last week, the most in FBS this season. (Courtesy Tom Morris/

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