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Week Seven SoCon Award Winners

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Looking back at the top players in the Southern Conference during week seven.

Offensive Player of the Week: VMI running back Alex Ramsey scored all 6 of the Keydets touchdowns, including a 25-yard game winning run in overtime, in a 48-41 overtime win over Samford.  Ramsey rushed for 163 yards on 37 carries and added 6 receptions for 27 yards for VMI.  The Salem, Virginia, native earned school records in single game points scored (36), most touchdowns scored (6), most touchdowns responsible for (6) and most rushing touchdowns (6).

Defensive Player of the Week: Samford defensive lineman Brett Granger notched 6 tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for loss in the Bulldogs 48-41 overtime loss to VMI. 

Special Teams Player of the Week: VMI kicker Grant Clemons made both of his field goals for the Keydets in their overtime win over Samford 48-41.  Clemons kicked a 33-yard field goal early in the 4th quarter to get VMI to within 7 points and then boomed a 56 yarder as time expired to force overtime. 

Coach of the Week: VMI coach Scott Wachemheim led the Keydets to their first win ever over Samford 48-41 in overtime.  The win for VMI was their 4th of the season, the most wins in a season since the 2008 campaign when The Keydets finished 4-7.   


X Factor of the Week: Citadel quarterback Brandon Rainey accounted for all 5 of the Bulldogs touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 35-17 win over Western Carolina.  Rainey completed 3 of his 5 passes for 73 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 87 rushing yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns on the ground as well