Five players including Tyler Wiegers from Eastern Michigan, Chris Robison from Florida Atlantic, Zac Thomas from Appalachian State, Terrence Horne from South Florida, and Aaron Wade from Utah Statehave been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 10, 2018 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.
The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, class, and hometown.
Tyler Wiegers, QB, Eastern Michigan, Grad, Lake Orion, Mich.
Wiegers was 20-28 passing for 312 yards and one touchdown in leading the Eagles to a 20-19 upset win at Big 10 Purdue. His 312-yard performance was the most for any EMU quarterback since Brogan Roback’s 328-yard performance in the Bahamas Bowl, Dec. 23, 2016. Wiegers’ 75-yard touchdown pass to Mathew Sexton was the longest toss since the 2016 campaign, and it was only the third reception of 75-or-more yards since 2010 for Eastern Michigan. With the victory at Purdue, the Eagles have beat a Big Ten Conference opponent in back-to-back seasons, including last year’s 16-13 victory at Rutgers.
Chris Robison, QB, Florida Atlantic, Redshirt Fresh., Mesquite, Tex.
Robison set a new school record with 471 yards passing, along with three touchdown throws. Robison led the Owls to a 33-27 victory over Air Force Saturday afternoon in the team’s home opener. Robison had a record-setting performance in just his second collegiate outing, going 33-of-40 for a school-record single-game completion percentage of .830. His 33 completions equated to a school record 471 passing yards and three touchdowns, with his longest pass being a 49-yarder
to Jovon Durante.
Zac Thomas, QB, Appalachian State, Soph., Trussville, Ala.
In his second career start, Zac Thomas led App State to a 45-9 road win over C-USA’s Charlotte 49ers and was a perfect 14-of-14 through the air for 295 yards with three touchdown passes. He added 29 rushing yards and another score on the ground. Thomas is the first quarterback in the history of App State and the Sun Belt Conference to complete at least 10 passes and have no incompletions in a game. Counting his incredible fourth quarter at Penn State, the totals for Thomas in his last five quarters of football are 23-for-28 for 448 yards and five passing TDs with 45 yards and two rushing TDs.
Terrence Horne, WR/KR, USF, Fresh, Miramar, Fla.
Horne became the first player in American Athletic Conference history to have two kickoff returns for touchdowns in a game as he helped USF to a 49-38 win against Georgia Tech. Horne finished with a conference-record 264 yards on five kickoff returns.
Aaron Wade, DB, Utah State, Sr, Lithia, Fla.
Wade notched a career-best 10 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, and two interceptions in Utah State’s 60-13 victory against New Mexico State. He recorded the first two interceptions of his career, the second of which led to a fourth-quarter field goal. He also registered his first career pass breakup.
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