Beckwith named LSWA Defensive Player of Week

Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster was a unanimous selection as Offensive Player of the Week as chosen Monday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Joining Lancaster as the weekly choice was LSU's Darry Beckwith, who won defensive honors.

Lancaster, a sophomore from Shreveport, threw for a career-high 377 yards Saturday against Kansas. The 377 yards ties for 15th on the all-time ULM single-game passing list with Stan Humphries who passed for that amount in 1987 against Louisiana Tech. Lancaster was 24-of-41 for the game and threw two touchdown passes to tight end Zeek Zacharie. The second touchdown pass pulled ULM to within two of the Jayhawks with 3:31 to play in the game. Kansas would hang on to win, 21-19. Lancaster also rushed for 30 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown run.

Beckwith recorded a career-best nine tackles with five solo stops in LSU's 45-3 win over Arizona. The sophomore from Baton Rouge also had 1.5 sacks in the game as LSU held Arizona to 152 yards of offense, including only 35 rushing yards. Arizona had minus 18 yards rushing through the first three quarters. The LSU defense has now gone 14 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown, the longest streak in the nation.

Others receiving votes on defense this week were Bryan Smith of McNeese State and Jonathan Malveaux of Southern University.

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