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Sun Belt Weekend Award Winners

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Less than a week after announcing his pending retirement, Larry Blakeney led Troy to its first win of the season.

Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week: Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State – Knighten was efficient with both his arm and legs in the Red Wolves’ 52-10 win over Georgia State. He finished 20-of-26 through the air with 215 yards and three scores, and added 93 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week: Jamal Stadom, Troy – Stadom has an excellent day for the Trojans on Saturday, registering ten tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week: Chandler Worthy, Troy – With Troy leading New Mexico State 10-7 in the second quarter, Worthy returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, swinging momentum back in the Trojans’ favor.

Sun Belt Coach of the Week: Larry Blakeney, Troy – The same week that the legendary coach announced that he would retire at the end of the season, he also picked up his first win of the 2014 campaign. It was undoubtedly an emotional victory for the veteran coach.

Sun Belt X-Factor of the Week: Matt Breida, Georgia Southern – Breida continues to produce at a high level for the Eagles. On Saturday, Breida ran for 155 yards on 19 carries in leading Georgia Southern to a comfortable win over Idaho.