Courtesy of the Big South Conference
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Liberty quarterback Mike Brown (Charlottesville, Va.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Charleston Southern defensive back Charles James (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for games played the sixth week of the 2010 season. In addition, Buccaneers’ return specialist Gerald Stevenson (Naples, Fla.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week, while Liberty defensive back Chris Mayo (Neptune, N.J.) is The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.
Brown had a career day in the Flames’ Big South victory over Charleston Southern. He finished the contest with a career-high 403 yards of total offense – the sixth-highest single-game total in Big South history, and was responsible for five of the team’s six touchdowns. Brown threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-33 passing, and rushed 18 times for 93 yards and two scores. It was his second 300-yard passing game of the season, his third game this year with at least three touchdown passes, and he tied a school record by passing for more than 200 yards in his sixth-straight game.
James tied the Big South Conference single-game record with a school-record three interceptions Saturday at Liberty, in addition to recording 10 total tackles (seven solo, three assisted) and four pass break-ups. James limited Chris Summers to just four receptions for 48 yards and no touchdowns when he was in the game (Summers’ final reception, a 29-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with :28 seconds left was without James in the game). James now has five interceptions in his last two games.
Stevenson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown at Liberty, his first career kickoff return touchdown and the second 100-yard kickoff return for a score in Big South history. Stevenson finished the day with three kickoff returns for 146 yards for an average of 48.7 yards per return, as well as 199 all-purpose yards.
Mayo recorded six tackles (four solo, two assisted), one sack for minus-12 yards and forced two fumbles against Charleston Southern. He was second on the squad with his six stops, and his quarterback sack-fumble in the fourth quarter was recovered by the Flames and led to Liberty’s go-ahead touchdown.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Anthony Chalmers (Charleston Southern) and Michael Coulter (Stony Brook).
Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Jonas Rousseau (Stony Brook).
Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Wesley Skiffington (Stony Brook).