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October 3, 2011

PSU Football players receive weekly honors from NEFC

Mulcahy named Def. Player of the Week; Foglia returns to Honor Roll

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University football team were honored by the New England Football Conference Monday for their performances in last Saturday's 27-14 victory over Nichols College.

            Senior defensive back Christian Mulcahy (Norwich, Conn./St. Bernards) was named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week, and junior running back Andrew Foglia (Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton) made his third appearance on the NEFC Weekly Honor Roll.  They were the key figures that helped PSU down the Bison and improve to 3-2 on the season.

   
  Christian Mulcahy Andrew Foglia
     

            A 5'9", 175-pound safety and special teams stalwart, Mulcahy collected two interceptions, four pass break-ups, and two tackles, and he had a highlight-reel 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. His first interception came with 39 seconds left in the first half, setting up a PSU 44-yard touchdown pass on the next play and putting the Panthers up 20-0 at the half.  He returned his second INT 26 yards in the third quarter. Mulcahy's kickoff return for a touchdown came right after Nichols' first TD had cut the score to 20-7, stopping any Bison momentum. After his TD, he booted the extra point, and then kicked off to the Bison. He was 4-for-5 in PAT kicking, and he handled the punting and kickoff duties for the Panthers, averaging 35.8 yards per punt and 53 yards per kickoff.

            Mulcahy leads the NEFC with an average of 34.0 yards per kick return. He also ranks seventh in the NEFC in punting average (35.8 yards/punt).

            A 6'1", 210-pound tailback, Foglia posted his third 100-yard rushing game of the season to earn his third appearance on the NEFC Honor Roll.  He rushed for 134 yards on 29 carries (4.6 avg.) and one touchdown.  He scored on a two-yard burst early in the second quarter to put PSU up 13-0. 

            The Panthers, 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, are back at Currier Field this Saturday, hosting MIT in an NEFC Boyd Division game at 1:00 p.m. 

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