Saturday saw the 2017 FCS season commence. Four games were on the slate of opening action, including an early season upset by Colgate, taking down No. 23 Cal Poly 20-14.
While there were many stars, these two shined the brightest.
FCS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
Thomas accounted for 190 total yards, including a career-long 76-yard rush for a touchdown in the first quarter to set the pace for the No. 5 Jacksonville State. The senior running back notched his fifth 100-plus yard rushing game as a Gamecock, finishing with 122 yards from the backfield, and was a yard shy of matching his career high in receiving yards.
Ben Hunt IV, DB, Colgate
Hunt anchored the Raiders defense with nine tackles, including one that caused a fumble that he recovered in the opening half that set up a touchdown that gave Colgate an early 10-0 lead on the road at No. 23 Cal Poly. The junior defensive back also led all defenders with two tackles for loss.
3:08 1st | FUMBLE! Ben Hunt causes and recovers the fumble at the Cal Poly 36. First down Raiders, leading 3-0. pic.twitter.com/tx9Zd5xWns— Colgate Football (@ColgateFB) August 26, 2017