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Players Of The Week, Lehigh/Villanova

You, the fans, have spoken, and here are the players of the week. Two are mine, and the one you, the fans, picked are represented here.

On special teams, I picked a freshman in his first collegiate game: freshman WR John Kennedy. He had four kick returns for 97 yards, with a couple nice rips that set the Mountain Hawks up with great field position. By the end of the game, they were kicking away from him - a pretty good endorsement that he had a terrific day.

Defensively, it is a pretty easy call: junior DL Brian Jackson. He was a monster out there with 10 tackles, 2 1/2 tackles for loss, and he brought down Villanova QB Antawn Young down twice. He was the major disrupting force on the line, and was the best defender out on the field in this reporter's opinion.

And you, the fans, voted junior WR Sekou Yansane as player of the week with his 6 receptions for 99 yards - while only returning to camp just under a week before the game. Timing issues? Try a picture-perfect streak across the middle for a great TD to cut the lead to 20-13. He was a major force to be reckoned with underneath, so he gets the inaugural "Player Of The Week" award. Congratulations to the winners!

Look for my Lehigh/Princeton preview, coming tomorrow.


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