Oct. 7, 2013
Sports Network FCS Players of the Week | College Sporting News National All-Stars | CFPA Weekly Awards
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A great Saturday on the field has turned into a big Monday of awards for Fordham junior quarterback Mike Nebrich, who earned a national FCS weekly honor from three different organizations for his performance in a 52-34 win over Lehigh.
After winning the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award for the third time this season, Nebrich was also named The Sports Network Co-Offensive Player of the Week, a College Sporting News National All-Star and the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National FCS Performer of the Week for his outing against the Mountain Hawks.
Nebrich completed 26-of-36 passes for a career-high 384 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 56 yards and a score to lead Fordham to a 52-34 win over Lehigh in a matchup of top-15 teams on Saturday. The touchdown passes were for 25, 40, 62, and 12 yards, with three of them going to Sam Ajala. Nebrich recorded his third-straight game of at least three touchdown passes, and notched his third 300-yard passing game of the year.
Nebrich has completed 73.5% of his passes for 1,764 yards and 16 touchdowns with just one interception this season. He leads the nation in completion percentage and is in the top 10 in completions, passing yardage and total offense per game as well as passing efficiency.
Patriot League players swept the top two honors from CFPA, as Colgate junior defensive back Mike Armiento was named the organization's FCS Defensive Performer of the Week after racking up 11 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned 85 yards for a touchdown, to help the Raiders to a 41-20 win at Cornell on Saturday.
Fordham and Lehigh went the opposite direction in the national rankings on Monday after the Rams' win over over the weekend. Fordham went up four spots to No. 9 in the FCS Coaches Poll
and two places to No. 10 in The Sports Network top 25
. Lehigh dropped four places in both rankings, falling to No. 14 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 17 in The Sports Network top 25. The Mountain Hawks were in the top 25 polls for the 38th consecutive week.