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Jeffrey Donley | NCAA | August 28, 2017

Roc Thomas, Ben Hunt IV first FCS Players of the Week honors

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: 

OFFENSIVE:

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.

DEFENSIVE:

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.