Dixon Honored as Big South Freshman of the WeekNovember 8, 2010
Courtesy of the Big South Conference
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Liberty wide receiver Chris Summers (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina linebacker Andrae Jacobs (Tabor City, N.C.) has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for games played the 10th week of the 2010 season. Liberty kicker Matt Bevins (Newport News, Va.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Charleston Southern quarterback Malcom Dixon (Tifton, Ga.) is The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.
In just his fourth career game and first at the quarterback position, Dixon had 141 of CSU’s 269 yards of offense at Kentucky. He completed 7-of-8 pass attempts for 45 yards and also carried the ball a team-high 19 times for a career-high 96 yards (5.1 yard average), including a long of 30 – the team’s longest rush of the season.
Summers caught seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns against Gardner-Webb, which entered the game with the nation’s third-ranked passing defense. His first touchdown grab of the day was a 26-yarder against double coverage in the end zone, and helped return the momentum to the Flames. Summers’ second score was on a 56-yard catch-and-run after he got behind GWU’s last line of defense and caught a sideline pass before out-running the defense. Summers, who ranks first in the nation with 14 touchdown receptions, posted the most receiving yards against the Runnin’ Bulldogs this season.
Jacobs had eight tackles (five solo, three assisted) and was part of a defense that allowed VMI just 199 yards and 3.0 yards per play. He notched a career-high five solo stops in addition to a sack and pass break-up. His pass deflection came on a 2nd-and-8 situation that led to an eventual VMI punt. Jacobs later made two key plays during a Keydet drive deep in Chanticleer territory. He first sacked the quarterback for a three-yard loss, then with VMI facing 4th-and-1 at the Coastal 2-yard line, he stopped Chaz Jones for no gain that gave the ball back to the CCU offense.
Bevins tied the Big South single-game record with four field goals made against Gardner-Webb, becoming the first kicker in League history to make four field goals in a game three times. Bevins connected from 23, 39, 28 and 23 yards, and added four extra-points to finish the day with 16 points and a perfect 8-of-8 on his placekicks. His 16 points tied for the most kicking points in a Conference game, and it was his 10th career 10-point game.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Zach MacDowall (Coastal Carolina) and Michael Coulter (Stony Brook).
Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Chris Kuzdale (Charleston Southern), Kyle O’Donnell (Liberty) and Roosevelt Kirk (Stony Brook).
Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Justin Durham (Coastal Carolina) and Wesley Skiffington (Stony Brook).
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Matt Hazel (Coastal Carolina), Chris Mayo (Liberty) and Jawara Dudley (Stony Brook).