For Release: (Immediately: Oct. 1, 2012)
Springfield, Mo. – Two Evangel University football players won weekly awards from the Heart of America conference for their play in the Crusaders’ upset win over sixth ranked Benedictine Saturday.
RB Tommy Meyer was named the HAAC Offensive Player of the Week. The senior from West Plains had 184 yards of rushing on 24 carries and three touchdowns against Benedictine. Meyer added two receptions for 38 yards and also completed a 23 yard pass. He rushed, passed and made a reception for a first down during the game. The game marked the third time in Meyer’s career he has won the award from the conference.
K Drew O’Cain was named the HAAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The Colorado Springs set an Evangel record for longest field goal in program history hitting a 53-yard field goal with 14 seconds left in the first half of Saturday’s game. O’Cain hit two field goals in the game running his career total to 32 made field goals tying Evangel’s all-time record pulling him even with Chris Nowels (1990-92). O’Cain saw his streak of 38 consecutive point-after-touchdown kicks end on Saturday. He had already set the school record with the streak but when Benedictine blocked his first PAT attempt Saturday, it was his first failed attempt since Nov. 6, 2010. O’Cain accounted for 12 points in the game on Saturday. It marks the second time he has been named a league Player of the Week this season and is the fourth of his career.
The Crusaders are at Graceland this Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff in Lamoni, Iowa.
For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260