Evans named Co-Offensive Player of the Week

He gets the award after rushing for a career high 183 yards this past Saturday

Evans named Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Appalachian State's Clifton Duck (4) runs back a kick for a 100 yards against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight) (Chris Knight)

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.

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