SANTOS AND GRAHAM EARN NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Junior Quarterback
Ricky Santos
New Hampshire quarterback Ricky Santos and defensive back Corey Graham and Montana punter/placekicker Dan Carpenter have been honored as I-AA players of the week by The Sports Network.

Santos threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for three scores to lead the Wildcats past Northwestern, 34-17. In that game, Graham notched eight tackles and made key plays in the second half with an interception and forced fumble. Carpenter connected on five field goals, successfully converted two fake punts and punted once for 41 yards in Montana’s 36-7 win against South Dakota State.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ricky Santos, New Hampshire – Junior, Quarterback, 6-2, 215, Bellingham, MA

Santos completed 18-of-24 passes for 206 yards and two passing touchdowns and tied a career-high with three rushing touchdowns to lead New Hampshire past I-A Northwestern, 34-17…Tossed scoring passes of 20 and 13 yards to David Ball…17th time in 26 career starts that he has thrown for at least two touchdown passes…Directed his second career win over a I-A team after also beating Rutgers, 35-24, in 2004

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Corey Graham, New Hampshire– Senior, Cornerback, 6-0, 190, Buffalo, NY

Graham played a big role in New Hampshire’s victory at Northwestern by notching eight tackles, forcing a fumble and recording an interception in the 34-17 win…Interception at the UNH two-yard line with 5:07 to play helped seal the victory…Forced fumble in the third quarter led to a UNH touchdown…Interception was the 11th of his career.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dan Carpenter, Montana – Junior, Punter/Kicker, 6-2, 190, Helena, MT

Carpenter set a Montana record by making five field goals in the Grizzlies’ 36-7 win over South Dakota State…Connected on field goals from 36, 34, 26, 32 and 29 yards…Was also 3-of-3 on extra points to finish with 18 points…Helped gain first downs on two fake punts by throwing a 14-yard pass to Jimmy Wilson and later running for 45 yards…Also punted once for 41 yards.
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