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Jordan Cronkrite Named AAC Offensive Player of the Week

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The junior running back’s record setting day at UMass earned him conference player of the week honors.

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In unsurprising news, junior running back Jordan Cronkrite was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week following his 302-yard, three touchdown explosion on the ground at UMass on Saturday.

Averaging 13.1 yards per rush on 23 carries, the UF transfer broke both program and conference’s single-game rushing record. Andre Hall (2004) and Marlon Mack (2014)held the previous mark for USF, both breaking off a 275-yard game in their respective careers.

Cronk’s 300+ yard day also registered as the fourth-best individual rushing performance by a player from a Florida school.

The Miami native and Westminster Christian product has now clocked in three straight 100+ yard games and is currently second in the conference in rushing with 606 yards on 8.8 yards per carry and five touchdowns. He only trails Memphis’ Darrell Henderson, who’s having a ridiculous year with 934 yards on 11.8(!) ypc and 12 touchdowns.

He’ll try to tack onto his season totals this Friday when facing a Tulsa defensive giving up just over 200 rushing yards per game on 5.2 ypc.