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Clark Named SoCon Player of the Week
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Georgia Southern quarterback Travis Clark’s record-setting performance against Elon earned him the Southern Conference offensive player of the week award. He joined running back Chris Covington as Eagles to win the weekly league award.
    With the recent SoCon Offensive accolade, Georgia Southern extended its streak of quarterbacks winning the award. Clark’s award made it the 12th straight year — and 13 out of 14 seasons as a SoCon member — an Eagle QB received the honor. The sophomore signal caller joins Jayson Foster (2005), Chaz Williams (2004, 2002), Trey Hunter (2003), J.R. Revere (2000-01), Greg Hill (1997-99), Kenny Robinson (1996) and Charles Bostick (1993, 1995).
    Clark completed a single-game record 27 passes for 375 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles defeated Elon 28-21. He broke All-America Tracy Ham’s record of 26 completions against East Carolina in 1984. Clark’s 375 yards are the most since Ham threw for a record 419 yards against Furman in the 1985 National Championship game.
    Two of Georgia Southern’s receivers also had a record setting performance from the game. Reggie McCutchen hauled in 191 of Clark’s yardage on seven receptions. The senior wide receiver broke Deryl Belser’s record of 170 yards against James Madison done 15 years ago. Foster’s nine receptions (84 yards) tied Robert Baker’s record set against ECU in 1984.
    After Elon tied the game with just over two minutes left, Clark directed the Eagles’ game-winning touchdown drive, covering 53 yards on four plays in 78 seconds.
    The Eagles (3-3 overall, 2-1 SoCon) host top-ranked Appalachian State (6-1, 3-0) on Saturday as part of Homecoming festivities. It will mark the second time in as many years the nation's top ranked team played a game in Paulson Stadium.
    Last season Nov. 5, No. 1 Furman lost to the Eagles, 27-24, on a last-second touchdown.
    Saturday's game will be televised live on SportSouth (formerly Turner South) with kickoff scheduled for noon.