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SoCon Award Winners: Week Five

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The SoCon's top week five performers.

Offensive Player of the Week: P.J. Blazejowski, Furman -- Blazejowski went 17/22 with 301 yards and three touchdowns against ETSU.

Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Newman, Western Carolina -- Newman forced a fumble that resulted in a score, and took a fumble back for a touchdown of his own at Chattanooga.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Logan McCarter, Furman -- McCarter returned a kick 47 yards for a touchdown, on top of his contributions as a receiver, to help beat ETSU 56-35.

Coach of the Week: Mark Speir, Western Carolina -- Speir led his Catamounts to their first win at Chattanooga since 2005.

X-Factor of the Week: Ahmad Gooden, Samford -- Gooden racked up 12 tackles, including two for a loss, in a 35-14 win versus The Citadel.