Despite passing for three touchdowns and running for two more on Saturday against Morgan State, John Robertson was not able to keep up his impressive streak of CAA Offensive Player of the Week awards. He has won the award five times this season and had held the honors for three straight weeks prior to this one. On Saturday, he did not pass for huge yardage with the 'Cats able to get things done on the ground -- Robertson had 99 yards, while Kevin Monangai peeled off 170 yards with an average of 10.6 per carry.
Robertson has won the Offensive Player of the Week award a league-record 14 times.
Despite dominating the third quarter to put the game away, the Wildcats were not so sharp in the first half, allowing the MEAC contenders to keep the score close and head into half-time with a 21-21 tie.
Instead, this week's offensive honors went to James Madison quarterback Vad Lee, who passed for 333 yards passing and an addition 71 yards on the ground in a take-down of Charlotte. No Wildcats were included in this week's honor roll.
The full list of awards follows:
Offensive Player of the Week
Vad Lee | QB | James Madison
- Totaled six touchdowns - four passing and two rushing - in JMU's win at Charlotte.
- Finished 32-of-47 passing for a game-high 333 yards.
- Added 71 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Defensive Player of the Week
Andrew Bose | LB | Rhode Island
- Posted 19 tackles against Maine - the most in CAA Football this season.
- His 19 tackles tied for the fifth-highest total in Rhody history.
- Recorded three tackles-for-loss and a pair of sacks.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Myles Holmes | KR | Rhode Island
- Returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter 100 yards for a Rhode Island touchdown, giving the Rams a 14-6 lead.
- Became the first CAA Football player this season with a kick-return touchdown.
Rookie of the Week
Nigel Beckford | RB | Maine
- Rushed for a game-high 107 yards on 25 carries in Maine's win over Rhody.
- Added a six-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
His 25 carries and 107 yards both set career highs.