Kicker Has Perfect Night As Eagle Clinch Postseason Eligibility
NEW ORLEANS- Georgia South Kicker Alex Raynor was named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. It’s the first honor for the redshirt junior this season.
SUN BELT PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week – Todd Centeio, James Madison
Todd Centeio led JMU to a resounding win over #23 Coastal Carolina, 47-7 to cap out an 8-3 year in his inaugural season in the Sun Belt and the FBS. Centeio accounted for five total touchdowns as he was 17 of 32 for 287 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 25 and a point total. It was his third five-TD performance of the season, and he surpassed 300 yards for the sixth time in 2022. In the win, JMU reeled off 44 straight points in a span of more than 29 minutes, earning their first home win against an AP Top 25 team.
Defensive Player of the Week – Reddy Steward, Troy
When Troy needed a big play, Reddy Steward made one, actually two, as Troy defeated Arkansas State to win the SBC West Division and earn the right to host the SBC Championship Game…Steward led by a margin, caught a pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown to extend the Trojans’ lead in the fourth quarter, and he put the game on hold with his second interception of the quarter, this time at 4:25 to be in the game.. He also unleashed an Arkansas state on pass into the end zone
Special Teams Player of the Week – Alex RaynorSouth Georgia
Alex Raynor continued to be one of the top kickers in the conference with his performance in the Eagles’ 51-48 overtime win over rival App State to help GS qualify for the Bowl. Raynor made all of his kicks when they counted, including six PATs and a 35-yard field goal for nine points. He also had a 3-yard rush on a fake field goal that netted a first down, resulting in a touchdown to give the lead back to the Eagles in the third quarter. During the season, Raynor has 16 of 18 field goals and leads the league with 96 points scored.
Georgia Southern (6-6) awaits their postseason goal after beating App State Saturday night to qualify for the Bowl.