BOONE, NC (WBTV) - Coming off a career high in rushing yards on Saturday, Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans was named the Sun Belt Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Saturday’s game vs Louisiana was the first one without starting running back Jalin Moore who is out the rest of the season for ASU with a broken ankle. Moore rushed for 183 yards on 26 carries and had a rushing touchdown. He also had a receiving touchdown in the 27-17 win over the Ragin' Cajuns.
In Sun Belt conference games, Evans leads the league with 119.7 rushing yards per game and 142 all purpose yards per game.
He is averaging 7 yards per carry and has 425 yards for the season.
The Mountaineers are 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Sun Belt play. They are currently in the AP Top 25 for the first time ever as they are #25. ASU takes on 6-1 Georgia Southern Thursday. The Eagles are 3-0 in league play as well. That game will kickoff at 7:30 in Statesboro, GA.