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Weekly all-star award latest for Carr

Weekly all-star award latest for Carr

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 12:02 pm

CHICAGO — Quarterbacks Derek Carr of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Kyle Essington of Stony Brook, DeNarius McGhee of Montana State, linebacker Chad Willson of North Dakota State and Montana kicker Brody McKnight have been selected as the College Sporting News All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 9 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Carr fired a school record six touchdown passes and completed 24-of-36 missives for 387 yards in UT Martin’s 61-23 victory over Austin Peay.
The TD pass mark was one touchdown away from the OVC single-game record.
Three of his touchdowns came in the second quarter as the Skyhawks opened up a 34-14 halftime lead. In total he threw touchdown passes of 51, 13, 16, 15, 10 and 9 yards.
Carr currently ranks 16th nationally and UTM ranks first nationally in total offense and scoring offense.
It was the latest of several honors Carr received following his record-setting performance last week.
In addition to being named the OVC’s Offensive Player of the Week, Carr was named the national quarterback of the week and national performer of the week by College Football Performance Awards and the OVC player of the week by College Sports Madness.
UT Martin will be back in action this Saturday against South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.
Kickoff for the CSS-televised game is set for 6 p.m.
In his first career start at Stony Brook, Essington accounted for five of Stony Brook’s six touchdowns in the Seawolves’ 42-24 Big South-opening win over Presbyterian College.
McGhee threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to account for 30 of the team’s 38 points in Montana State’s 38-36 road win over Portland State.
Willson had 10 tackles, nine of them solos, and his first career interception in North Dakota State’s 9-3 win at No. 17 Southern Illinois. The pickoff with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter sealed the road win for the Bison.
McKnight connected on fields goals of 51, 48, 44 and 42 yards leading Montana’s 33-0 win over Idaho State by scoring the first and last points of the victory. Published in The WCP 10.13.11

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