ROCK HILL, S.C. – After each putting up impressive numbers in Week 10 of SAC football, Carson-Newman's Nate Inman, Tusculum's Terrence Smith and Lenoir-Rhyne's Michael Green have been named the league's Players of the Week.
Inman, the Offensve Player of the Week, carried Carson-Newman past Tusculum on Saturday, rushing for 280 yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 35-27 win.
Inman's touchdown runs were of 55 and 69 yards, part of a C-N rushing attack that piled up 350 yards in the first half.
The senior would carry 12 times for 47 yards on the Eagles final drive of the day. A 23-play, 85-yard drive that took 11:12 off the fourth quarter clock and ended inside the Pioneer 1-yard line with 35 seconds left in the game. Inman went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season for the second time in his career. He now has 2,904 yards in his career.
Earning Defensive Player of the Week honors was Terrence Smith, who recorded a career-high 17 tackles in Tusculum's loss to Carson-Newman on Saturday. Eight of Smith's tackles were solo, including one quarterback sack.
Smith's 17-tackle performance was the seventh-best in TC history, and the fourth-highest total in the SAC this season.
Finally, Special Teams Player of the Week Michael Green returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown on Saturday, giving Lenoir-Rhyne a key touchdown that put the Bears up two scores in the fourth quarter of their game against Newberry. L-R went on to win the game, 54-42, tying Mars Hill for first-place in the SAC standings with one week remaining.
On the season, Green leads the SAC in punt return average and has now brought back two for touchdowns.