Three members of Western Kentucky’s football team swept the Sun Belt Conference weekly awards following the Hilltoppers 32-31 win over Kentucky last week.
Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews was named the league’s offensive player of the week. Andrews set career highs in rushing carrying the ball 34 times for 125 yards and throwing for what proved to be the winning score on the two point conversion in overtime.
Sophomore safety Jonathan Dowling was named the defensive player of the week after intercepting three passes. The former University of Florida player is tied for the national lead in interceptions according to the latest NCAA statistics. Dowling was the fifth player in school history to intercept three passes in a game.
Punter Hendrix Brakefield was named the special teams player of the week. Brakefield averaged 40.2 yards per punt against Kentucky last week. The 2-1 Hilltoppers return home to host Southern Miss Saturday night.
Austin Peay announced today senior safety Antuwan Majors has had his career end due to a knee injury. The senior tore his ACL along with the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee during last Saturday’s loss to Tennessee State. The Mt. Juliet native was the Governors leading tackler the last two seasons.
ESPN reports the Big East Conference is divided over whether to pursue Air Force or BYU as its 14th football member or creating a 16 team football league by adding Army, Air Force and BYU. Commissioner Mike Aresco reiterated last week the league plans to add a 14th member for football. Navy becomes the 13th member in 2015.
Major League Baseball tonight has Atlanta at Miami, Cincinnati at the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis hosts Houston.
Week 3 of the NFL season begins tomorrow night as the New York Giants meet the Carolina Panthers, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.