ECU's Davis Named C-USA Player Of The Week

IRVING, Texas – After scoring on a one-yard touchdown run in overtime to lift East Carolina to a 33-27 come-from-behind victory over rival N.C. State, junior quarterback Dominique Davis was named the Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week according to an announcement by league officials Monday. It is Davis’ second weekly league award as he was selected Sept. 6 following the Pirates opening game victory versus Tulsa.

Saturday, Davis completed his first 14 pass attempts against the Wolfpack on his way to a 376-yard, two-passing touchdown performance. He also set career highs in completions (37) and attempts (54) while ripping off a personal-best 22-yard rush in the first quarter. The 376 aerial yards were the eighth-highest in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history.

During the opening quarter, Davis accounted for 139 of the team’s 165 yards and two scores. The Lakeland, Fla., native is currently ranked second in the NCAA in points responsible for per game (20.0) as well as completions per game (28.8). He has completed 30 or more passes three times in the last four games, and 25 or more five times.

With the two touchdown passes Saturday, Davis is on pace for a single-season, school-record 32 aerial scores with 16 in his first six games. The current record is 28, set by Jeff Blake in 1991.

Conference USA also honored Memphis senior linebacker Jamon Hughes as the defensive player-of-the-week and Rice junior punter Kyle Martens as the special teams player-of-the-week.

In addition to the honor from the league, Davis was also selected as the Rivals.com Conference USA Player-of-the-Week.

The Pirates return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday, Oct. 23, for a 4:15 p.m. Homecoming matchup with league foe Marshall. The contest is slated for regional broadcast on Comcast Sports South and will be televised locally on WITN.


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  • by cww on Oct 22, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    JDLadd: Why are you so jealous? You must not have 1 ounce of athletic prowess in your entire body.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 22, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    Well JD, tell me exactly what grades Dewayne Harris is making. Do you know? Have you met the guy before? It obviously must be good, or otherwise Ruffin would'nt have him playing.
  • by JDLadd Location: my pad on Oct 21, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    Dwayne Harris needs to be more concerned with making the honor roll instead of some silly football award.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 20, 2010 at 08:05 AM
    That's right Anonymous and that somebody is Dominique "Playmaker" Davis. Next week it just may be Dewayne "Moneymaker" Harris. Congratulations Dominique. Well deserved!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Somebody has to win it.
  • by greenville Location: greenville on Oct 19, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    way to go DD! we're all voting for you to win the davey obrien award @ www.voteobrien.org
  • by DThom Location: Gland on Oct 18, 2010 at 06:40 PM
    Congrats DD- Keep up the good work and best of luck to you and the team!!
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