BELTON – Record-setting performances in a crucial American Southwest Conference victory earned ASC Player of the Week honors for a pair of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football players. Quarterback Zach Anderson was named ASC Offensive Player of the Week and punter Chad Peevey took ASC Special Teams Player of the Week kudos. The duo was honored following UMHB’s 45-34 victory over Louisiana College last Saturday.
Anderson, a sophomore from Odem High School, set one UMHB single-game record with 359 yards passing and tied another school mark with 22 completions. He finished the game 22-31 for 359 yards and two touchdowns and Anderson also ran for 45 yards and another score to earn his second ASC Offensive Player of the Week honor in four starts.
Peevey, a senior from Bryan St. Joseph High School, booted a school record 79-yard punt for the Cru and he averaged 42.8 yards on five punts. Peevey pinned Louisiana College at its own one-yard line with one punt and had another downed at the Wildcats’ 13-yard line. He added two touchbacks on eight kickoffs during the game.
UMHB is now 6-0 overall and 2-0 in ASC play following the win over Louisiana College. The Cru will return to action with a 1:00 PM kickoff at Hardin-Simmons University (3-3, 2-1 ASC) in Abilene this Saturday.