Leesburg, Va. – Saint Xavier University senior quarterback Jimmy Coy (Park Ridge, Ill./Valdosta State University/El Camino College/Maine South) and senior kicker Tom Lynch (Frankfort, Ill./Southern Illinois University/Joliet Junior College/Lincoln-Way East) were honored Wednesday as an Offensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of a Week, respectively, byBeyond Sports Network (BSN) based out of Leesburg, Va. Beyond Sports Network is a free online network for college students, student-athletes, faculty, staff and coaches. Coy was one of six NAIA players to receive the national recognition at the NAIA level, while Lynch was one of just four honorees in the special teams category.
Coy was efficient and mistake free in leading the SXU offense to the huge road 42-31 win over No. 2 University of Saint Francis (Ind.). He was 29 for 43 in his pass attempts for 338 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed 14 times for 37 yards while not committing a turnover. He had a touchdown pass in each of the final three quarters after SXU trailed 10-0 after the first quarter of play and also kicked two punts for the Cougars averaging 57.5 yards per attempt.
Lynch made five-of-six field goal attempts in the Cougars' victory against No. 2 Saint Francis. The 2010 Fred Mitchell Award winner that goes to college football's best kicker nailed field goals of 50 and 48 yards. Lynch also kicked the momentum-shifting onside kick to start the second half that was recovered by SXU. That play led to the go-ahead touchdown on the ensuing drive. He also tied a school single-game record for points by a kicker with 18.
Saint Xavier (5-0 overall/1-0 MSFA) heads to Canton, Ohio, this Saturday to take on Malone University (Ohio) in a non-conference match-up. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. (eastern) start at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.