Oct 8, 2012, 10:11 AM EDT
CAA Football’s Week Six Player of the Week honorees are featured below. A link to each school’s release will be added to each player’s name over the course of the week as they become available.
Offensive Player of the Week: Nico Steriti, Soph., RB, New Hampshire
Steriti turned in another great game on the ground in the Wildcats’ 44-21 win over Georgia State that gave head coach Sean McDonnell his 100th career victory. The sophomore carried the ball 11 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yarder, to finish with his third 100-plus yard rushing game in as many weeks. Steriti also found the end zone on an 8-yard snag that marked his first career touchdown reception.
Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Cole, Jr., DE, Maine
Cole highlighted a dominant defensive effort by the Black Bears in Maine’s 26-3 victory at Delaware on Saturday. The junior broke through the Blue Hens line to secure five sacks for a loss of 41 yards and nine overall tackles to lead a Black Bear defense that racked up nine total sacks and held Delaware to 224 yards, including just 47 on the ground. Cole also forced a fumble in the road win.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Cameron Starke, Jr., PK, James Madison
Starke converted a career-long 49-yard kick as part of a two field-goal first-half effort for the Dukes, who topped Towson, 13-10, to improve to 8-0 all-time against the Tigers in league play. The junior averaged 63.2 yards on his kickoffs as well, including two that resulted in touchbacks. With his pair of field goals on Saturday, Starke is now 7-for-7 in splitting the uprights at Bridgeforth Stadium.
Rookie of the Week: Alex Mosley, R-Fr., DL, James Madison
Mosley made the most of his second career start, turning in a career-high seven tackles to help JMU prevail in its defensive dual with Towson on a nationally-televised stage. The newcomer, who also forced a fumble in head coach Mickey Matthews’ 100th career win, held the Tigers to just 17 yards gained in those seven plays in which he recorded a stop.
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