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October 15, 2012 11:58 AM

Senior QB Taylor Perkins Named NSIC Offensive POW


After leading No. 23 USF to its sixth victory of the season, senior quarterback Taylor Perkins was named the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning.

In a 31-23 victory over Concordia-St. Paul, Perkins was 21-of-39 for 305 yards with four touchdowns. He connected with three different receivers for scores as the Cougars improved to 6-1 overall (2-1, NSIC South). Perkins was also interception free for the fourth game this season.

The victory helped launch USF back into the AFCA Division II football coaches' poll after a week absence. The Cougars are ranked 23rd in the poll released Monday.

In seven games, Perkins is 130-for-235 for 1,739 yards. He is tied for the league lead with 21 passing touchdowns and currently sits fifth in the NSIC with a 55.3 completion percentage.

Perkins is the second USF player to receive an NSIC Player of the Week award, as senior kicker/punter Braden Wieking has twice earned the league's special teams player of the week honor.

The Cougars are back in action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest at Augustana College (3-4).

Courtesy: Stephanie Pendrys, USF

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