Rice’s Driphus Jackson gets another win as ASN’s FBS Player of the Week

(Photo courtesy of Eric Espada/Rice Athletics)

ASN-Driphus-JacksonIt was a big week for ASN quarterbacks, none bigger than for Rice’s Driphus Jackson.

Jackson won ASN’s FBS Player of the Week with 51% of 476 votes cast at americansportsnet.com.

A week after being pulled during a loss to Western Kentucky, the senior quarterback rallied Rice to a 27-26 victory at FAU, gaining 164 of his 311 total yards in the final 13 minutes. He passed for 129 and rushing for another 35 as the Owls overcame a 12-point deficit, their largest fourth-quarter comeback since 2009.

Rice remained tied atop Conference USA’s West Division at 2-1 with Louisiana Tech.

Georgetown’s Kyle Nolan won ASN’s FCS Player of the Week.

The FBS Player of the week nominees included Bowling Green’s Roger Lewis, Ohio’s Quentin Poling and Toledo’s Terry Swanson:

  • Lewis, a sophomore, leads FBS in receiving yard after making eight catches for 142 yards with a touchdown in Bowling Green’s 62-38 victory against UMass. The Falcons set a school record for total offense with 725 yards and scored 60 points for the first time in 10 years. He leads the nation with 902 yards and 150.3 per game, ahead of TCU’s Josh Doctson. In 20 career games, Lewis has 1,995 career receiving yards and 14 TDs.
  • Poling, a sophomore linebacker and MAC East Defensive Player of the Week, anchored an Ohio defense that held a second consecutive opponent without a touchdown. He returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half, one of the Bobcats’ five turnovers in a 34-3 victory against Miami (Ohio). It was his second consecutive game with an interception. He also made a game-high 11 tackles (eight solo) in a 14-12 victory against Akron.
  • Swanson, a sophomore running back, gained 161 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 38-7 victory against Kent State as the Rockets improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2001. He had an 88-yard run, the longest his career and tied for fourth longest in school history, to set up another score. The Rockets moved up to No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25, their highest ranking since 2001.

The final count at americansportsnet.com:

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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