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Sun Belt Award Winners: Week Nine

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The best Sun Belt players from week nine.

Offensive Player of the Week: Matt Linehan, Idaho -- Linehan went 28/42 for 360 yards and three touchdowns against UL-Monroe.

Defensive Player of the Week: Shane Johnson, Coastal Carolina -- Johnson racked up 19 tackles, two for a loss, and a sack in a 27-7 loss to Texas State.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Blaise Taylor, Arkansas State -- Taylor returned nine punts 114 yards, with a long of 54, to help beat New Mexico State 37-21.

Coach of the Week: Shawn Elliott, Georgia State -- Elliott's Panthers bounced back from a week eight loss to beat South Alabama 21-13.

X-Factor of the Week: Kaden Elliss -- Elliss made ten tackles, three for a loss, a sack, and a QB hurry in a 31-23 win over UL-Monroe.