FCS Players of the Week - Week 12
The option quarterback was like an orchestra conductor while directing Kennesaw State to its first Big South championship and FCS playoff bid in a 52-21 win over Monmouth. In the matchup of 9-1 teams, Burks rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns, which tied the conference record, and passed for 114 yards and a TD.
Guidry made for a memorable Senior Day with a career-high 18 tackles, including three for losses, and an interception as Northwestern State beat Stephen F. Austin 38-21 in the "Battle for Chief Caddo." His interception set up the Demons' first touchdown. He also had stops during two goal-line stands, including one a SFA fourth down.
Difficult weather conditions didn't set back Stuart in Austin Peay's 28-13 win over Eastern Illinois, which gave the Governors a seventh Ohio Valley Conference win for the first time. He connected on a season-long 58-yard punt and pinned two other punts inside the EIU 2-yard line. He also converted a fake punt attempt by running for 21 yards for a first down on a 4th-and-15 in the first quarter.
Page spent a lot of time in the Fordham backfield during Bucknell's 20-9 loss. He posted a Patriot League season-high six tackles for loss (33 yards) and tied the Bison school record with four sacks (27 yards). He finished with eight total tackles and added one forced fumble and one pass breakup.