GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following the sixth Saturday of the 2018 football season. Ferris State junior quarterback Jayru Campbell earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, while Northwood redshirt freshman defensive back Keenan Williamson captured GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week recognition along with his teammate Northwood junior kicker David Riser who claimed GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jayru Campbell - Ferris State
Ferris State University junior quarterback Jayru Campbell had another stellar performance on Saturday (Oct. 6) in leading the third-ranked Bulldogs to a decisive 42-24 triumph over Michigan Tech in the "Battle At The Ballpark" played at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. The nation's leader in passing efficiency, Campbell completed 20-of-24 throws for 291 yards and three scores while adding 33 yards rushing on 12 attempts with another score. All told, he accounted for more than 300 yards of total offense and four scores as the Bulldogs rolled up 616 yards of total offense. Ferris State jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead, led 28-0 at halftime and held a 42-7 edge at the end of three. Campbell did not play in the final quarter for FSU, which remained unbeaten at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the GLIAC.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Keenan Williamson - Northwood
In just his second career game, Northwood redshirt freshman defensive back Keenan Williamson had a big day for the Timberwolves in NU's 27-24 road win over Northern Michigan. Williamson had two interceptions, both of which came in the end zone to stop NMU drives. Williamson also had four tackles for the NU defense in the victory.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Riser - Northwood
Northwood junior kicker David Riser connected on all five of his kick attempts in Northwood's 27-24 road win over Northern Michigan. Riser went 2-2 on field goals (25, 38 yards) and all three extra point attempts to accumulate nine point in the victory.
OFFENSE: Christian Martinez (NU), Jake Mayon (NMU), Daronte Powers (DU), Austin Brenner (AU), Jacob Wenzlick (MTU), Ryan Conklin (SVSU), Austin Paritee (GVSU)
DEFENSE: Isaac Darkangelo (NMU), C.J. Thornton (DU), James Prater Jr. (AU), Marvin Wright (MTU), Austin Edwards (FSU), Justin Whitted (SVSU), Kwanii Figeuroa (GVSU)
SPECIAL TEAMS: Deandre Caldwell (NMU), Austin Brenner (AU), Michael James (MTU), Sy Barnett (FSU), Jacob Matus (SVSU), Collin Cribley (GVSU)