Football - Wed, Oct. 5, 2005
Westmont, Ill. - Saint Xavier University senior quarterback John Perryman (Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards) was one of two NAIA football players named National Offensive Player of the Week in the latest issue of Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette released Wednesday. Perryman was instrumental in the No. 6 ranked Cougars' 35-16 road win over William Penn University (Iowa) Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Perryman completed 24 of his 36 pass attempts for 298 yards, three touchdowns (one rushing) and one interception. Both his touchdown passes came in the first half of Saturday's win to help the Cougars build a 16-9 halftime advantage. Perryman also finished the game with six carries for 13 yards and a fourth-quarter score on the ground. Dakota State University senior quarterback Art Solis was the other National Offensive Player of the Week recognized this week by the Football Gazette.

SXU (4-1 overall/1-0 MSFA) will host a huge MSFA Midwest League showdown on Saturday, October 8, when No. 5 ranked McKendree College (Ill.) comes to Chicago. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at SXU Stadium.