Navy fell just short of a monumental upset on September 17th in Columbia, SC, dropping a 24-21 heartbreaker to the #10-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Each week GoMids.com recognizes a top offensive player, defensive player, special teams player, and an unsung hero. Look inside to find out which players GoMids.com honors this week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Teich, a senior co-captain from Conroe, TX, had 15 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown against the Gamecocks.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
French, a junior from Deatsville, AL, led the Mids' defense with 13 tackles. He also contributed a sack of Gamecock QB Stephen Garcia
. French was pressed into duty due to several injuries at the outside linebacker position.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
S James Britton
Britton, a freshman safety from Rogers, AR, had one play that stood out on kickoff coverage. He flew down the field and absolutely blew up one of the lead blockers, driving him back 5 yards. That one play demonstrated the tenacity the Mids' displayed throughout the game.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE WEEK
Henderson, a junior defensive end from Wexford, PA, had five tackles on the day, but saved his biggest for last. Henderson tackled Heisman Trophy-candidate running back Marcus Lattimore
for a one yard loss on 4th down inside the Navy
10 to give the Mids a chance to win the game.