DAVIDSON, N.C. – University of New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Linebacker Performer of the Week, it was announced Monday. Evans racked up a game-high 17 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the then No. 9 Wildcats' 28-10 victory over then No. 13 James Madison on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.
Evans leads the CAA and is second nationally in tackles/game (13.7) while he leads the country in solo tackles/game (8.4) and overall solo tackles (76). The junior's 123 tackles tie him for eighth place in UNH single-season history, and his 293 career stops rank 10th all-time at the University.
The seventh-ranked Wildcats (7-2, 5-1 CAA) visit No. 12 Towson (7-2, 5-1) in a battle of first-place teams Saturday at Unitas Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.
The goal of CFPA is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. For more information, visit www.collegefootballperformance.com.