Nashville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football senior quarterback JaVaughn Craig has been named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week for the week of September 29th, 2019.
The Chattanooga Tennessee native finished 15-for-21 passing for 220 yards, then added 30 yards and a trio of scores on the ground, the last a recovered fumble in the end zone.
The honor wrapped a busy week for the signal-callers trophy case; he also earned Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week and CollegeSportsMadness.com National Offensive Player of the Week honors as well.
In his three full games since taking over for the injured Jeremiah Oatsvall, Craig is 51-for-89 passing (57.3 percent) for 690 yards and four touchdowns passing, while adding 27 carries for 112 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and three scores on the ground
He’s the second Gov to earn TSWA honors this season, following Kordell Jackson (September 17th). He’s the first Gov to take home TSWA Offensive Player of the Week honors since Oatsvall earned the October 22nd, 2017 honor.
Craig and the Govs are on the bye this week before returning to Fortera Stadium for an October 12th matchup against 2018 FCS Playoff participant Southeast Missouri.