ICYMI- Briscoe, Price named league’s offensive, defensive players of the week | Sam Houston State University Bearkats 

Senior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe was named the league’s offensive player of the week, while senior safety Joshua Price claimed a similar honor on the defensive side.Briscoe won the weekly honor twice last season on his way to claiming the Walter Payton Award, and picked right up where he left off in the season opener last Friday against nationally ranked Richmond. The senior from Houston completed 20 of his 37 pass attempts for 411 yards, throwing for four scores and rushing for another as the Kats picked up their first-ever win over a ranked opponent in a season opener.Much of Briscoe’s damage came in the opening half when he accounted for four of his five scores. He directed the Bearkats to a pair of field goals in the opening quarter and then popped the lid off the second quarter when he broke free for a 41-yard touchdown run, the second rushing touchdown of his career.He would go on to throw four more touchdowns to four separate receivers, three coming in a 35-point second period for Sam Houston. In all, Briscoe directed the Bearkat offense to 683 yards of total offense against a Spider defense that allowed just 317 yards per game on their way to the FCS quarterfinals a year ago.+1  Bearkats senior safety Joshua Price (27) pulls down a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter of last Friday’s season opener against Richmond. After snagging a pair of red-zone interceptions, Price was selected as the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week.  Price demonstrated why the Bearkat coaching staff was excited to have him as part of a revamped defense as he made a splash in his Sam Houston debut. The senior sat out all of last season after transferring up from Southern Nazarene, and proceeded to pick up eight tackles and a pair of interceptions in his first game as a Bearkat.

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