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PSU Football players earn MASCAC Weekly Honors

Morgan takes top honor on Special Teams; Foglia returns to Honor Roll

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two seniors on the Plymouth State University football team were honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Monday for their performances in last Saturday's 34-31 victory over Worcester State University.

            Senior linebacker Josh Morgan (Foster, R.I./Ponaganset) was named MASCAC Special Teams Player of the Week and senior running back Andrew Foglia (Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton) was a selection on the MASCAC Weekly Honor Roll. Morgan is the third Panther this season to receive the MASCAC Special Teams Player of the Week award while Foglia is receiving weekly recognition for the third time this fall.

            A 6-1, 218-pound starting linebacker, Morgan was instrumental on special teams in the win over the Lancers, blocking two kicks in the game. Morgan rejected a Lancer punt in the first quarter, which was recovered by teammate Bubba Kaplan (Truro, Mass.) at the 2-yard line and taken in for a TD. He then blocked an extra point attempt following the Lancers' next touchdown, helping preserve PSU's 14-12 lead late in the first quarter.

            Morgan also finished as PSU's leading tackler in the game, making seven tackles (three solo), including one for lost yardage. He ranks second on the team with 52 tackles this season, including five stops in the opponents' backfield.

            A 6-1, 212-pound tailback, Foglia scored three rushing touchdowns while gaining 82 yards on 23 carries (3.6 avg.) against the Lancers. He scored on a 14-yard run to give PSU a 7-6 lead in the first quarter; he went into the end zone from one-yard out with 24 seconds left in the first half to put PSU ahead 24-12 at the break; and he scored on a 6-yard run late in the third quarter to put PSU up 31-19.

            Foglia has gained 785 yards on 186 carries (4.2 avg.) with a career-high nine rushing touchdowns, ranking fourth in the MASCAC in both rushing yards and rushing TDs.  He has also moved up to sixth on PSU's career rushing list with 2,407 yards and 19 touchdowns.

            The Panthers, 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the MASCAC, plays their final two games of the season on the road, beginning this Saturday at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in a conference match-up at 12 noon. 

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