FOOTBALL STORIES NAMES COLLEGE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
BY ROCK HOFFMAN
With week one in the books, it's time to name the Football Stories College Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week – Chase Diehl, quarterback, Widener University. A graduate student, Diehl, who transferred from Duquesne, was playing his first game for the Pride and it was a memorable first impression as Widener beat Lycoming 42-21. Diehl, who attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, had a hand in all six Pride touchdowns. He capped the opening drive of the season, which covered 93 yards and took 16 plays with a 1-yard run. He added five touchdown passes (including three to Isaac Hostetter) and finished with 366 yards passing.
Defensive Player of the Week – Yvandy Rigby, linebacker, Temple University. The Owls' defense pitched a shutout in the second half that allowed the offense to stage a comeback in a 24-21 win over Akron. The Zips were held to just 41 yards of offense after halftime. Rigby, a graduate student, earned a single-digit – which goes to Owls who display Temple toughness - before the season and will wear the number zero this season. Rigby, an Egg Harbor Township High School graduate, was the leading tackler for the Owls with 14, including 11 solos.
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