Five Touchdown Performance Nets McKinnon SoCon Honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - After totaling five touchdowns during Georgia Southern’s 69-26 win over Howard Saturday, junior quarterback Jerick McKinnon was named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The honor is the first of his career.
McKinnon rushed for a career-high 198 yards and three touchdowns and completed two passes for 32 yards and two touchdowns against the Bison. The Marietta, Ga., native became the first Eagle since Antonio Henton in 2008 to be responsible for five touchdowns in a game and the first since Jayson Foster in 2007 to do so in regulation.
McKinnon averaged 12.4 yards per run on his 16 carries Saturday and posted a career-long 87-yard touchdown run, which is also the Eagles' longest play from scrimmage this season. The junior finished the day over 100-yards rushing for the seventh time in his career.
Georgia Southern travels to Georgia for their final regular season contest Saturday. Kickoff in Athens, Ga. is set for 1:30 p.m. and the contest will air on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta.
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- Category: Football
- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 13:12