Football - Mon, Sep. 27, 2004
CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University junior quarterback John Perryman (Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards) was named the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week Monday for his impressive performance in the Cougars' 34-26 road win over Geneva College (Pa.) on Saturday, September 25, at Reeves Stadium in Beaver Falls, Pa. Perryman is the second SXU player to receive the honor this season after sophomore running back Luke Schillo (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park) was named last week. Perryman finished the game 19-for-32 with 284 passing yards and four touchdowns. He threw his first three touchdown passes in the second quarter to help lift the Cougars to a 27-6 halftime advantage. Geneva College narrowed the lead to seven, 27-20, before Perryman connected with junior wide receiver Jarrod Nowman (Manteno, Ill./Bishop McNamara) in the fourth quarter for a 70-yard touchdown strike to seal the victory. Perryman also rushed four times for 14 yards and threw one interception Saturday. A scoring error by the host school discovered after the game changed Perryman's offensive stats from what was originally reported immediately following Saturday's game.

Saint Xavier (2-2 overall) gets ready to host its annual homecoming game at SXU stadium on Saturday, October 2, against William Penn University (Iowa). Game time is schedule for 1 p.m.