The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns placed one player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Week 2 Player of the Week awards as KC Ossai was represented for the defense along with UL-Monroe’s Devyn McCormick and Grambling’s Quaterius Hawkins.
Ossai helped Louisiana extend its winning streak to an active national-best 15 games with a 49-21 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Cajun Field.
The linebacker, who had eight career tackles entering the game, recorded a career-high nine stops and forced a fumble. His play helped spark a defense that forced five second-half turnovers, including four on EMU’s final four drives of the game.
Louisiana (2-0) will return to action on Saturday when it travels to Houston to face Rice University in a 6:30 p.m. contest at Rice Stadium.
The LSWA Player of the Week awards are chosen from a panel of Louisiana sportswriters covering the state.
Offensive Player of the Week: Quaterius Hawkins, QB, Grambling
Defensive Player of the Week: KC Ossai, LB, Louisiana
Special Teams Player of the Week: Devyn McCormick, P, UL-Monroe