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Austin Peay State University’s JaVaughn Craig names TSWA Offensive Player of the Week

APSU FootballNashville, TN – Another day, another honor for Austin Peay State University (APSU) football quarterback JaVaughn Craig.

Wednesday, the senior Austin Peay State University football signal-caller was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week, another in a long list of accolades for the Chattanooga Tennessee native following a seven-score day at Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay State University football quarterback Javaughn Craig. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay State University football quarterback Javaughn Craig. (APSU Sports Information)

The Chattanooga native accounted for seven touchdowns in Saturday’s 58-21 victory, equaling the program record with five passing scores and adding two more on the ground.

On a blustery day, Craig went 16-of-23 passing for 291 yards, then added 84 yards on seven carries, tossing touchdown passes of 46, 30, 5, 53 and 9 yards, then adding scampers of 1 and 27 yards to round out his day. In the face of stiff winds and multiple pressures, Craig consistently bought time with his feet and led the Govs in rushing as well as passing.

On a day when the entire league found itself playing in adverse weather conditions, Craig’s performance stood out. He scored more points by himself (42) than any other team in the league (Eastern Kentucky had 33) and put up more points by himself than the other three league games featured in total (EKU and Eastern Illinois combined for 39, Southeast Missouri and UT Martin 27, Murray State and Jacksonville State 26).

The TSWA honor—Craig’s second in the month of October and the third by a Gov in 2019—continues a long week of plaudits. Sunday, he earned Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, then took College Football Performance Awards Performer of the Week honors, Monday.

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