GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following week eight of the 2019 football season. Ferris State quarterback Jayru Campbell garnered GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Teammate Jackson Dieterle earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors, along with Grand Valley State Isaiah Nkansah Linebacker who was awarded GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jayru Campbell, Ferris State
Ferris State University senior quarterback Jayru Campbell led the second-ranked Bulldogs to a 34-10 win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Oct. 26) at FSU's Top Taggart Field. The senior signal caller threw for a career-high 347 yards on 13-of-19 passing for two scores while adding a team-high 61 rushing yards on 10 carries with two additional TD's in the win. He became the first FSU quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards since 2016 as he totaled over 400 yards of total offense and accounted for four scores in the win. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and tossed TD passes of 88 and 63 yards as the Bulldogs generated 623 yards of total offense against the Cardinals.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Nkansah, Grand Valley State
Nkansah tallied a game-high 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-12) and a QB sack (-8) in Grand Valley State's 27-7 victory over Davenport in a Saturday night monsoon at Lubbers Stadium. Nkansah was a key figure in a defense that recorded 11.0 tackles for loss (-67) and six QB sacks(-41), holding Davenport to 161 yards of total offense. In addition, the Laker defense forced three turnovers.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jackson Dieterle, Ferris State
Ferris State University senior kicker Jackson Dieterle had a big day in the second-ranked Bulldogs' 34-10 win over visiting Saginaw Valley State on Saturday at Top Taggart Field. The Jenison native scored 10 total points with a pair of field goals and a four-of-four showing in PAT tries in the win. He opened the game with a 22-yard field goal and closed the contest with a 25-yarder to account for the first and final points in the game. He also kicked off seven times for 419 yards, averaged 59.9 yards a kick, with two touchbacks in leading the kickoff unit. Dieterle presently ranks as the nation's top active player in D2 football in career PAT percentage.
OFFENSE: Gei'vonni Washington (AU), Lorenzo White (DU), Markus Sanders (NU), Darece Roberson (WSU), Jayru Campbell (FSU), Chad Gailliard (SVSU)
DEFENSE: Cedric Frierson (AU), Jalen Robinson (DU), Luke Bakker (NU), Leon Eggleston (WSU), Sam Heyboer (FSU), Justin Whitted (SVSU)
SPECIAL TEAMS: Austin Brenner (AU), Parker Blust (NU), Kyle Killilea (GVSU), Connor Luksic (SVSU)