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Sun Belt Award Winners: Week Eight

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The Sun Belt's best players during week eight.

Offensive Player of the Week: Justice Hansen, Arkansas State -- Hansen completed 23/37 passes for 275 yards, ran the ball 13 times for 121 yards, and scored three total touchdowns against Louisiana.

Defensive Player of the Week: Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State -- Rolland-Jones compiled five tackles, 3.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, and a QB hurry in a 47-3 blowout of Louisiana.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Evan Rabon, Coastal Carolina -- Rabon was 3/3 on field goal tries with 11 total points, and averaged 54.7 yards per punt, including one that was downed inside the 20 in a 29-37 loss to Appalachian State.

Coach of the Week: Neal Brown, Troy -- Brown's Trojans bounced back after a tough loss to South Alabama, beating Georgia State handily, 34-10.

X-Factor of the Week: Jalen Virgil, Appalachian State -- Virgil caught five passes for 186 yards and a couple of scores to help beat Coastal Carolina 37-29.