MOREHEAD, Ky.— Sophomores Zach Lewis and Rainer Duzan both earned conference Player of the Week nods the Pioneer Football League announced Sunday. Lewis was named the PFL Offensive Player of the Week after a career day in passing while Duzan earned his second career Special Teams Player of the Week award after a busy day kicking and punting.
Lewis passed for 458 yards and four touchdowns to lead Morehead State past St. Francis, 31-21, in non-conference action, Saturday. His 458 passing yards are the most in the FCS this season, and was one-yard shy of the Morehead State record. He also was 39 yards shy of the PFL single-game record. Lewis completed 27-of-41 passes on the day, with nine different receivers catching a pass and four of those recording four or more catches.
Duzan scored seven points in Saturday’s win. He converted four PATs and made a 24-yard field goal. Duzan also handled both punting and kickoff duties for the Eagles. He punted four times for 143 yards (35.8 ypk). Duzan also kicked off five times for 232 yards (46.4 ypk). It was the second time Duzan has won the award. He also earned the distinction as a freshman after nailing a 45-yard game winning field goal in overtime at North Carolina Central.
It was the second straight week an Eagle player was honored by the PFL. Junior Jerome Raymond was named the Defensive Player of the Week last week. MSU is 1-1 this season and will open its PFL schedule Saturday at Dayton.