Monday, October 17, 2016

Davidson and Morgan win MAC POTW awards

Here are the write ups from the away....maybe it isn't "cool" to mention in the special teams award, but Davidson also ran for a 24-yard run on a fake punt and a key first down.  Morgan is certainly deserving as well...hopefully the first of many such awards.

Davidson was granted the special team award for the second consecutive week. Against Toledo, he punted seven times for 309 yards and a 44.1 average. Four of the seven punts were downed inside the UT 20 yard line. Overall, he ranks fourth nationally and first in the MAC in average (47.5). Fifteen of his 42 punts this season have gone at least 50 yards, and 16 of them have been downed inside the opponents' 20.

Davidson's fourth punt of the game, in the second quarter, traveled 82 yards and stands as the longest punt in the NCAA this season. The punt was critical, as BGSU was pinned at their own two yard line, and it forced Toledo to start the ensuing drive at their own 16. He also had a 62-yard punt in the game and now owns six punts of 60 or more yards in the last four contests. He has at least one in six of the Falcons' seven games and each of the last five in 2016.

Morgan's first career weekly MAC award follows his third career start. He torched the Toledo secondary for 335 yards and five touchdowns, including 166 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. That performance helped BGSU overcome a two-touchdown deficit to tie the game at 35 in the final minutes. Those are the most passing yards by a Falcon quarterback since Nov. 4, 2015 and the most passing touchdowns since Oct. 24, 2015.

In just three career starts, Morgan has already made Bowling Green history. With efforts of 250, 253 and 335 yards, he is the first freshman Falcon quarterback to throw for 250 or more yards in three straight games. His totals of 1,041 yards and eight touchdowns are already in the top ten of the MAC, even though he has started fewer than half of BGSU's games.

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