MIAA Offensive Athlete of the Week
Anthony Abenoja, QB, Pittsburg State
Making his first collegiate start, Abenoja established a new Pittsburg State single game passing record. He was 26 of 36 on the night throwing for 378 yards and three touchdowns. He helped lead the #1 Gorillas to a 41-20 victory on the road at Northeastern State to open the season. He threw an eight yards touchdown pass to John Brown that capped off a 12-play, 87-yards drive on the opening series of the season. The 6-3 sophomore quarterback is a native of Overland Park, Kan. where he competed at Blue Valley High School.
MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week
John Brown, KR/PR, Pittsburg State
Brown compiled a game high 270 all-purpose yards as he helped #1 Pittsburg State pick up a 41-20 win at Northeastern State. He averaged 29.0 yards per return on three punts and one returned for a touchdown that was called back due to penalty. He averaged 21.5 yards per return on two kickoffs in the game. He also caught a game-high nine passes for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The 5-11 junior wide receiver is a native of Homestead, Fla. and played football at Coffeyville Community College and Homestead High School.