Monday, October 9, 2017

Jalin Moore and Clifton Duck Named Sun Belt Players of the Week

After the Mountaineers' 45-31 win over New Mexico State this past Saturday, two Appalachian State players were named offensive and defensive players of the week by the Sun Belt Conference.

Offensive Player of the Week

Jalin Moore, Appalachian State (Jr., RB)

Jalin Moore (Crest) rushed for a season-high 241 yards (most by a Sun Belt player this year) and two touchdowns on only 19 carries in a 45-31 win against New Mexico State. He is the only active FBS back with three games of at least 240 rushing yards, Moore averaged 12.7 yards per carry and had four carries of at least 29 yards. His 41-yard rush helped App State tie the game at 31-all in the fourth quarter, and his 56-yard touchdown with 2:12 left helped seal the win.

Defensive Player of the Week

Clifton Duck, Appalachian State (So., DB)

Clifton Duck (Butler) tied a school record by intercepting three passes, recorded a sack and totaled seven tackles in a 45-31 victory against New Mexico State. He teamed with Tae Hayes to nab six total interceptions, setting an App State record and tying the Sun Belt record for most INTs by a team. Duck’s first two interception returns of 15 yards and 39 yards set up two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown with 5:45 remaining, and his third interception occurred inside the App State 25 with 1:16 left to seal the win. His first career sack resulted in a third-down loss of 11 yards to force a punt.