As the Cru rolled to a 49-24 win over Linfield on Saturday, several UMHB players had notable performances. The votes have been cast, tallied, and it is now time to announce True To The Cru’s Players of the Week presented by Sacrifice Training.
It came as no surprise that quarterback Kyle King was voted the Offensive Player of the Week, after the senior fired a program-record six touchdown passes. He finished 24-of-32 passing, completing 75 percent of his attempts, for 345 yards, and was efficient as he led the offense downfield. His passing efficiency was an astounding 227.44. King garnered 85 percent of the vote.
On defense, the Player of the Week honor goes to linebacker Jacob Mueller, who tallied 60 percent of the vote. UMHB’s leading tackler in the win, Mueller recorded 10 total tackles, five of which were solo. He played a key role in limiting Linfield to just 35 yards on the ground, and also managed to put pressure on Linfield quarterback Wyatt Smith on certain plays.
The Special Teams Player of the Week honor is awarded to Tommy Bowden. A defensive back who doubles as one of the Cru’s primary kick returners, Bowden returned two kickoffs for a total of 49 yards in last Saturday’s win, his longest coming on a sprint upfield that went for 29 yards. The junior leads the team in kick return yardage (146), on six returns this season. Bowden earned 72 percent of the vote.
UMHB takes the field in Whitewater, Wisconsin on Saturday, battling the Warhawks of UW-Whitewater in the semifinal round of the playoffs. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. CT.