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Sun Belt Weekend Award Winners

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle threw for over 400 yards against Air Force.

Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week: Nick Arbuckle, Georgia State – Arbuckle completed 26-of-42 passing attempts for 414 yards and two touchdowns in a shootout loss to Air Force. He also added an additional score on the ground.

Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week: Femi Odaibo, Troy – The senior defensive back recorded the first two interceptions of his Troy career against Abilene Christian. He also registered three tackles to go along with his pair of picks.

Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week: Daniel Cadona, Louisiana – Cadona was asked to punt seven times for the Ragin’ Cajuns, and responded by averaging an impressive 51.1 yards per attempt. He had a long punt of 61 yards, and downed three of his efforts inside the 20.

Sun Belt Coach of the Week: Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern – Trailing Georgia Tech 35-10 at halftime, Fritz rallied his troops in the second half. The Eagles scored 28 unanswered points to take the lead before losing in heartbreaking fashion with less than a minute remaining.

Sun Belt X-Factor of the Week: Maleki Harris, South Alabama – Harris led the Jaguars with 14 tackles against Mississippi State, while also adding two forced fumbles and a tackle for loss.