Big South Conference
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Gardner-Webb quarterback Tyrell Maxwell (Cordova, S.C.) has been named the Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Runnin’ Bulldogs’ linebacker Chad Geter (Irmo, S.C.) has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for games played the sixth week of the regular season. Monmouth kicker/punter Matt Mosquera (Middletown, N.J.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Gardner-Webb defensive back Jaylan Foster (Duncan, S.C.) is the Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week.
Maxwell amassed 377 yards of offense in Gardner-Webb’s 24-3 victory over Presbyterian as he became just the second quarterback in Big South history with 200 passing yards (222) and 150 rushing yards (155) in a single-game. He threw a 74-yard touchdown on GWU’s first offensive play, and later scored on an 87-yard rush — the longest rush from scrimmage by a Big South quarterback in league annals and the first player in the conference record book with an 80-yard TD run and 70-yard TD pass in the same game. Maxwell posted a 241.23 passing efficiency rating, averaged 14.1 yards per rush and 16.4 yards per play.
Geter led the Runnin’ Bulldogs with 10 tackles (five solo, five assisted) against Presbyterian and added a quarterback hurry. He made two stops on third down in the first half that kept PC from converting, and later pressured the quarterback on third-and-goal to cause an incompletion and force a field goal just before halftime. Geter added another third down tackle that forced a punt in the fourth quarter.
In his first action of the season, Mosquera was pressed into service early in the second quarter due to an injury, and responded with a perfect 6-of-6 on extra points and 35.0 yards handling the punting duties in the Hawks’ win at Howard. He placed his first punt at the HU 10-yard line, while his second punt was fair caught and not returned.
Foster collected a career-high seven tackles (all solo) and two key tackles-for-loss in Gardner-Webb’s Big South-opening win over Presbyterian. His first TFL was a loss of four yards that caused a 2nd-and-14 situation, while his second stop behind the line was on a 1st-and-Goal play. Foster added a pass break-up on a fourth-down pass near the goal line to end PC’s final drive.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Chandler Burks (Kennesaw State) and Michael Jolly (Monmouth)
Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Teddie Martinez (Monmouth)
Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Paul Schumacher (Gardner-Webb)
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Matt Mosquera (Monmouth)