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ROBINSON, PAYNE NAMED CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK AGAINST SANTA BARBARA

ROBINSON, PAYNE NAMED CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK AGAINST SANTA BARBARA

Photo by Ed Beyer, PhD

 

DJ Payne and Robert Robinson were named American Pacific Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their play in AVC's 17-7 win at Santa Barbara.

Payne carried 32 times, gaining 244 yards with a 7.6 yard per carry average.  It was the seventh best rushing performance for a Marauder, tying with Whit Carter Hall of Fame Bob Keyes in 1956 against Palo Verde.  It was also the first 200+ yard performance by a Marauder since 2008.

Robinson led the Marauder defense that gave up only seven points and held the conference's best rusher to 60 yards below his average with six tackles and 1.5 sacks.