Courtesy of the Patriot League
CENTER VALLEY, Pa.
- After leading Lehigh to a share of the Patriot League Football title for the first time since 2006, junior quarterback Chris Lum was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive time on Monday.
Colgate senior linebacker Chris DiMassa was named the Defensive Player of the Week for his role in a 24-14 win over Lafayette. A pair of players from Bucknell were honored, with junior defensive lineman Josh Eden named as the Special Teams Player of the Week and freshman quarterback Brandon Wesley earning his fifth Rookie of the Week award.
Lum completed 21-of-33 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a career-high 64 yards in Lehigh's 34-17 victory at Holy Cross. DiMassa had eight tackles (two for a loss), two interceptions and two pass breakups in Colgate's victory. Eden blocked both a field goal and an extra point while Wesley completed 23-of-41 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown, ran for 19 yards and a score and also caught a pass for 31 yards in a 33-21 loss to Fordham.
Patriot League Football Players of the Week (Nov. 6)
Offensive Player of the Week
Chris Lum, QB, Lehigh Jr., 6-2, 205 (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion)
Lum receives his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week award after leading Lehigh to at least a share of the Patriot League title with a 34-17 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. He completed 21-of-33 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns and also led the Mountain Hawks with 64 rushing yards in the game. Lum threw one touchdown pass in each of the first three quarters as the Mountain Hawks built a 21-3 lead. The 64 rushing yards marked a career high. Lum has completed 62 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions during Lehigh's five-game winning streak, which has the Mountain Hawks one win away from their first outright Patriot League title since 2001 and first playoff bid since 2004.
Defensive Player of the Week
Chris DiMassa, LB, Colgate Sr., 6-1, 221 (Coatesville, Pa./The Hill School)
DiMassa filled the stat sheet in Colgate's 24-14 win over Lafayette on Saturday, recording eight tackles with one for a loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups on the afternoon. Both of his interceptions came in the fourth quarter in Colgate territory as the Raiders held the 10-point lead. They were the first two interceptions of his career, and he became the first Raider to pick off two passes in a game since Wayne Moten did it against Lafayette in 2007. He helped Colgate pick off four passes in a game for the first time since 1996. DiMassa leads the Raiders with 79 tackles for the season. He earns Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Josh Eden, DL, Bucknell Jr., 6-4, 265 (State College, Pa./State College Area)
Eden has emerged as a force on kick attempts this season, and he blocked both a field goal and an extra point in Bucknell's 33-21 loss to Fordham on Saturday. The blocked field goal was a 45-yard attempt in the second quarter, and the blocked extra point came on Fordham's first touchdown of the second half to keep the Bison within 13. He has blocked five kicks on the season. Eden also recorded six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in the game, and has 46 tackles and a team-high 9.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks for the season. He receives his first weekly award.
Rookie of the Week
Brandon Wesley, QB, Bucknell Fr., 6-3, 178 (Plano, Texas/Plano East)
Wesley played an all-around game in Bucknell's 33-21 loss to Fordham on Saturday, as he completed 23-of-41 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown, ran for 19 yards and a score and also caught a pass for 31 yards. It was his second-highest passing output of the season, and third time over 200 yards. His 1,460 passing yards are a Bucknell freshman record and 323 shy of the school's top 10 list. Wesley earns his fifth Patriot League Rookie of the Week award, tying five other players for second-most all-time behind Jordan Scott (Colgate) with seven in 2005.