Chattanooga's Jacob Huesman captures season's final FCS Player of the Week honors

Chattanooga's Jacob Huesman, the coach's son who led the Mocs to the Southern Conference championship last week, picked up another title — ASN's FCS Player of the Week.

The senior quarterback, who took 52% of 820 votes at, amassed 310 total yards — 118 rushing, 192 passing as the Mocs handed The Citadel its first SoCon loss this season, 31-23. Huesman also set a FCS record for quarterbacks with his 14th 100-yard rushing game and became the fourth quarterback in FCS history with 40 TDs rushing and passing.

Joel Bouagnon of Northern Illinois won ASN's FBS Player of the Week.

The other FCS nominees included Jacksonville State's Josh Barge, Colgate's Jake Melville and Penn's Justin Watson, who was the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Week:

  • Barge, a redshirt junior receiver, became the school's all-time reception leader in a 56-28 victory against Southeast Missouri as as the No. 1 Gamecocks clinched their second consecutive Ohio Valley championship. Barge had seven catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns to set school career (179) and single-season (68) records for receptions. He also extended his school record of consecutive games with a catch to 35.

  • Melville, a junior quarterback, piled up 305 total yards — 132 rushing and 173 passing — with three touchdowns in a 49-42 victory against Lehigh that clinched the Patriot League title. Melville ran for 124 yards in the first half and did not throw an interception for the sixth consecutive game, a streak of 158 pass attempts dating to Sept. 26. The Raiders also scored three of their touchdowns on fourth down.

  • Watson, a sophomore wide receiver, totaled 249 yards — 149 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing, both career highs — in a 35-25 victory over Harvard that ended the Crimson's 22-game winning streak. Watson finished just outside the top-five best offensive outputs in the program's 139-year history. He scored on a 68-yard reception in the first quarter and a 79-yard run in in the first quarter and a 79-yard run in the fourth quarter (below).

??? ???? See ya! .@jwat05 runs @Penn right into #FirstPlace

— PENN Football (@PENNfb) November 15, 2015

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Above: Chattanooga's Jacob Huesman, dropping back to pass against Tennessee earlier this season, led the Moc to the Southern Conference championship. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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