BOCA RATON – Conference USA named FAU running back Devin Singletary its Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, two days after he rushed for four touchdowns in the the Owls’ 38-20 victory over Middle Tennessee.
Those four touchdowns tied an FAU single-game record originally set by Doug Parker in 2001 and tied by Alfred Morris in 2011.
Singletary motored to 133 yards on 24 carries against the Blue Raiders. He also caught one pass for no gain. He shares the award with North Texas WR Jalen Guyton, who caught 14 passes for 211 yards and a TD.
Three of Singletary’s touchdown runs came in the first half, helping the Owls build a 24-6 lead at the break. The most dynamic run, a 19-yard scamper during which he made several defenders miss while tight-rope walking the sideline, resulted in his first touchdown.
Six MTSU defenders, all of whom had a shot at bringing down Singletary, followed Singletary to the goal line.
“I think he’s been doing that stuff all year,” FAU coach Lane Kiffin said. “Wisconsin, there’s a number of times that we’re not blocking guys and guys are free and he’s making those guys miss. Those are obviously some really good players.”
That run came along home sideline. As the run developed players and coaches moved toward the field trying to get a better view, but also blocking Kiffin’s view.
“I didn’t really realize it was as unique as it was until I saw it on the scoreboard,” Kiffin said.
On the season Singletary has rushed for 492 yards on 80 carries. His nine rushing touchdowns is tied for the second most nationally, one behind Oregon’s Royce Freeman. Seven of his nine touchdowns on season came during the past two games.
One media member covering each of the C-USA institutions votes on the weekly award.
FAU travels to Old Dominion this week.