Courtesy of the PSAC
PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Matt Marshall, East Stroudsburg
QB, Sr., York, Pa./Spring Grove
Marshall accounted for 363 yards of total offense and threw a career-high five touchdown passes to help East Stroudsburg to a 57-0 win over Pace. Marshall went 22-for-33 for 337 yards through the air and also rank twice for 26 yards. Both his passing yards total and total offense were the third-highest single game total of his career and it marked his sixth career 300-yard passing game. All five of his TD passes came in a span of just 18:30 from the final minute of the first half until early in the fourth quarter as he went 9-for-11 with 185 yards in that stretch. His five TD passes went to five different receivers and overall, his 22 completions went to a total of 10 different receivers in the game.
PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Billy Oâ€™Connor, C.W. Post
LB. Jr., Sayville, N.Y./Sayville
Oâ€™Connor led the C.W. Post defense that held AIC to just 85 rushing yards by making 12 tackles, including eight solo stops, in a 20-11 win for the Pioneers over the Yellow Jackets. His efforts helped C.W. Post hold AIC, which had scored a total of 66 points against the Pioneers in the last two season openers, to just 11 points and 283 yards of total offense to pick up their first win against the Yellow Jackets since 2006.
PSAC West Offensive Player of the Week
Akeem Satterfield, Slippery Rock
RB, So., Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep
Satterfield, the lone returning running back on Slippery Rockâ€™s roster this year, started his sophomore season off with a bang as he ran for a career high 240 yards on 25 carries, for an eye-popping 9.6 yards per carry, and four touchdowns, to help lead The Rock to a 45-26 win over Merrimack, last yearâ€™s tri-champions of the Northeast 10. Satterfield, who surpassed his total of three rushing TDs from last year and came within 13 yards to equaling his entire 2009 rushing total in just one game, scored on TD runs of 1, 12, 32 and 7 yards, three of which came in the second half. His 240 yards paced a 415-yard offensive attack, were the 10th highest single-game total in Rock history, and marked the highest single-game total for a Rock player since 1994.
PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week
Branden Williams, Edinboro
CB, Jr., Eastlake, Ohio/St. Edward
Despite only playing a little more than a half before leaving due to injury, Williamsâ€™ play sparked Edinboro to a 20-19 win over West Liberty, as the Fighting Scots held the Hilltoppers, who averaged nearly 50 points per game last year, to just 19 points. Williams made eight tackles, recorded his 10th career interception, broke up another pass, and blocked his eighth career kick, an extra point, as the Scots blocked two Hilltopper PATs, which ultimately were the difference in the one-point win. Williamsâ€™ efforts helped the Edinboro defense, which was basically the same unit that gave up 84 in last yearâ€™s NCAA playoff game to West Liberty, held the Hilltoppers scoreless and to just 98 total yards in the second half and to 3-of-14 on third downs while sacking 2009 Harlon Hill runner-up Zach Amedro three times and picking him off twice.