Towson, MD (Sports Network) - Neither player will be on the field at the same
time, but they have a special reason to keep tabs on the other.
On Saturday, the first two winners of the Jerry Rice Award, Towson running
back Terrance West and Villanova quarterback John Robertson, will help lead
their teams into a key CAA Football matchup at Towson.
Fifteenth-ranked Villanova (3-2, 2-0) and third-ranked Towson (6-0, 2-0) are
tied for first place in the conference with No. 14 Maine (5-1, 2-0).
West and Robertson have continued to excel since they won the FCS national
freshman of the year award.
West, a junior, won the inaugural Rice Award in 2011. This season, he leads the
FCS in scoring (15 touchdowns for 90 points) and is fourth nationally in
rushing yards per game (147.7).
Robertson, the 2012 Rice Award winner, ranks third in the CAA and is tied for
29th in the FCS in total offense per game (265 yards). The sophomore has thrown
for five touchdowns and rushed for another five.
The third Rice Award will be presented at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet
and Presentation on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia.
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