Ryan Aplin named SBC Offensive Player of the Week

From the Sun Belt Conference

Week Eleven Sun Belt Conference Football Players of the Week – As selected by the Sun Belt media panel

Offensive Player of the Week

Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State, Sr., QB)

Senior quarterback Ryan Aplin was responsible for three touchdowns and 378 yards total offense, including a season-high 334 passing yards, in Arkansas State's 45-23 victory over ULM. Aplin completed 26-of-34 attempts for a .765 percentage and threw two touchdown passes covering 35 and 70 yards. His rushing touchdown covered 38 yards and gave ASU its first lead of the game at 14-7. Aplin ran his passing-touchdown count on the season to 16, which ties the third most in ASU history. He posted his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season and 10th of his career. He has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 34 of his last 38 games dating back to his freshman season and completed multiple touchdowns in six games this year. Including the ULM game, Aplin has now rushed for a touchdown in four of the last five games.

Defensive Player of the Week

Emeka Onyeneku (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., DL)

Keyed the Cajun defensive effort that limited No. 6 Florida to just 311 yards of total offense by making a career-high nine tackles (8 solo) with 2.5 quarterback sacks (-10) and 2.5 tackles for loss (-10). His performance helped the Cajuns register five sacks against the Gators, a season-high.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Will Scott (Troy, K/P, Jr.)

Will Scott helped the Trojans both offensively and defensively with his leg. Scott booted a pair of second half field goals and his lone punt of the game was downed by the Trojans at the Navy 2-yard line. Scott has made 13-of-17 field goals and is now tied for 10th on the Troy single-season field goals made list.