CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senior running back Alex Minton was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week on Monday after he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards for the season in Denison's 42-7 defeat of DePauw. This also marks the fourth NCAC weekly honor of his career.
Helping the Big Red post 42 unanswered points in Saturday's victory over the Tigers, Denison's offense was once again led by Minton who carried the ball 27 times for 151 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also caught a 15-yard TD pass from quarterback Drew Dawkins in the second quarter.
Minton moved into a tie for first place in career rushing touchdowns (40). He also became just the second player in Denison's history to post three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Minton is at 1,054 yards with two regular-season games to go. His career rushing yardage sits at 3,423 yards, which is fourth all-time. He needs 304 yards to pass Clay Sampson for third-place in Denison history.
Minton & Co. will travel to Delaware, Ohio this Saturday (Nov. 9) for a 1 p.m. kickoff against Ohio Wesleyan.