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Week Three SoCon Award Winners

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Reviewing the best SoCon players during week three.

Offensive Player of the Week: David Durden, Mercer -- Hauled in 9 catches for 129 yards and a pair of scores, despite the Bears ultimately losing to Austin Peay 48-34.

Defensive Player of the Week: Riuq Trotman, VMI -- Set the tone with a pick on the first drive for VMI's 31-24 overtime upset of ETSU.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Jake Godek, The Citadel -- Bounced back from a missed field goal try earlier in the contest to seal the victory over the Yellow Jackets, in Atlanta, with a 37-yard game winner in OT.

Coach of the Week: Brent Thompson, The Citadel -- Added Georgia Tech to an impressive, growing list of victims from the top flight of college football.

X-Factor of the Week: Brandon Rainey, The Citadel -- Accounted for 100 yards of offense and two touchdowns, leading the Bulldogs past FBS foe Georgia Tech.