SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference named its football players of the week today for all games played
Oct. 10. Samford’s Michael Eubank was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while The Citadel’s Tevin Floyd was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week. Chattanooga’s Henrique Ribeiro was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. The players of the week are selected by the league office.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Eubank, Samford, Sr., QB, Corona, Calif.
Samford senior quarterback Michael Eubank guided the Bulldogs to a 49-13 win at VMI on Saturday. Eubank completed 31-of-42 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns. The Corona, Calif., native rushed seven times for 28 yards in the win. Eubank completed touchdown passes of 15, 24 and 57 yards as the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half.
Other Nominees: Dominique Allen (The Citadel), Avery Ward (Mercer), Derrick Craine (Chattanooga), Detrez Newsome (Western Carolina) and Ray Smith (Wofford).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tevin Floyd, The Citadel, Jr., LB, Tallahassee, Fla.
Tevin Floyd tied for the team high with 11 tackles as The Citadel downed Wofford, 39-12, on Saturday. Floyd was credited with seven solo tackles and recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, which resulted in minus-8 yards. With The Citadel holding a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Floyd forced a fumble from Wofford quarterback Evan Jacks that was recovered by the Bulldogs’ Joe Crochet. The Citadel scored on the next play on a 24-yard run from Dominque Allen to take a 14-0 lead. The Bulldogs’ defense held Wofford’s ground attack to just 124 rushing yards.
Other Nominees: Michael Pierce (Samford), Lucas Webb (Chattanooga), Trey Morgan (Western Carolina) and Miles Brown (Wofford).
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Henrique Ribeiro, Chattanooga, Jr., P/PK, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Junior Henrique Ribeiro turned in a solid all-around performance in the kicking game in UTC’s 31-3 win over Furman. Ribeiro punted twice and averaged 55.0 yards on the kicks, which were both downed inside the Furman 20-yard line. Ribeiro connected on his only field-goal attempt of the day, from 36 yards out, and converted four PAT attempts. He has now made 62 straight PATs, which ranks as the seventh-longest streak in league history. Ribeiro kicked off six times, averaging 64.3 yards per kick, and recorded two touchbacks.
Other Nominees: Ian Berryman (Western Carolina).