GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following week ten of the 2019 football season. Wayne State captured Offensive and Defensive honors with senior quarterback Dakota Kupp earning GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Leon Eggleston earned Defensive Player of the Week, along with Ferris State Punter Sy Barnett who garnered GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dakota Kupp, Wayne State
Senior quarterback Dakota Kupp (Waterford, Mich. / Mott) accounted for three of WSU's four offensive touchdowns in the triumph over Michigan Tech. After leading WSU on a 75-yard touchdown drive on the game's opening possession, Kupp scored the go-ahead touchdown (to make it 14-7) on a 21-yard scramble early in the second period. He also added two touchdown passes before intermission, both to Darece Roberson, Jr. (65 yards and 29 yards). For the game, Kupp had 229 yards of total offense as he completed 12-of-16 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He had a passing efficiency rating of 222.3 for the game.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Leon Eggleston, Wayne State
Wayne State University senior linebacker Leon Eggleston (Sylvania, Ohio / Southview) spearheaded a Warrior defense that totaled 15 tackles for loss, including eight sacks and limiting the Huskies to just one touchdown until the final four minutes in a 35-14 victory. Eggleston had game-high totals of 14 tackles (12 solo, 2 assisted) and 3.5 tackles for loss, and tied for the team lead with two sacks. He also had a pass break-up in earning his third GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week award in 2019.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sy Barnett, Ferris State
Ferris State University sophomore Sy Barnett played a big role in Saturday's 21-16 victory over rival Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic as the second-ranked Bulldogs secured a second-straight unbeaten regular season and the outright GLIAC Championship before a crowd of nearly 8,000 fans and a national TV audience on Fox Sports Detroit. Barnett punted three times for 144 yards, averaging 48 yards per kick, and twice pinned the Lakers inside the five-yard line himself. He had a career-long 71-yard punt in the contest that flipped the field position. In addition, offensively he hauled in three catches for 44 yards while averaging 14.7 yards a reception that included a 23-yarder. FSU improved to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the GLIAC with the win in the Bulldogs' regular-season finale.
OFFENSE: Login Bolin (AU), Haiden Majewski (DU), Alex Spicuzzi (NU), William Marano (MTU), Chad Gailliard (SVSU), Travis Russell (FSU)
DEFENSE: Clay Shreve (AU), Jalen Robinson (DU), Dimitri Abro (NU), Clayton Lynn (MTU), Austin Egler (SVSU), Avonte Bell (FSU), Isaiah Nkansah (GVSU)
SPECIAL TEAMS: Satchel Denton (AU), Parker Blust (NU), Evan Gornick (MTU), Connor Luksic (SVSU),