Jalen Richard wins Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week

Jalen Richard wins Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week

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Senior running back Jalen Richard, has been named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week after the performance he gave at Texas State last Saturday.

Richard rushed for 230 yards and contributed four touchdowns in the 56 – 50 win in San Marcos. Three of the touchdowns came in the second-half. This was the first time in his college career to rush for more than 100 yards.

When asked how long has it been since you have had a game like that Richard said, “It has been a minute. I had a lot of people from back home calling me and saying…You put up the numbers like you used to do in high school.”

Richard is the first Golden Eagle running back to win Offensive Player of the Week since 2007.

“It has been a while since I have had a game that has felt like that. Most importantly I am happy we got the win,” Richard says.