Sept. 11 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – After posting one of the top statistical games in Hiram College football history, junior quarterback Randy Tucker has been named the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his play in the Terriers' victory over Earlham College.
Tucker earns his first NCAC Player of the Week award after leading the Terrier offense to the most points the program has seen in over a century. With the junior signal caller at the helm, the Terrier offense set a program record with 628 total yards of offense while scoring 62 points.
Terrier fans have to go back 102 seasons to find a score that bests Hiram's 62-point barrage on the Quakers last Saturday. The last team to have that sort of offensive success was the 1915 squad, which posted a 71-0 win over Defiance College.
The dual-threat QB accounted for eight total touchdowns in the win, notching a school record six TD passes while running for two more. The touchdown pass record that he broke was his own mark from the final game of the year in 2016 when he tallied five in a win over Oberlin. That now gives him 11 total passing touchdowns in his last two starts.
Playing efficiently throughout the contest, Tucker completed two-thirds of his passes, going 28-of-42 for 369 yards. More impressively, however, is that the junior accomplished the feat without a single turnover.
In terms of total offensive yardage, Tucker posted 421 of Hiram's 628 yards on the day, helping lift the Terriers to their first season-opening win since 2014.
Since being named the everyday starter in week eight last season, Tucker has been solid, posting a 3-1 mark while tossing 12 touchdowns. In addition, he has completed just over 64% of his passes, throwing for 1,094 yards.
The NCAC Player of the Week honor for Tucker not only marks the first of the year for him, but the first for any Terrier athlete during the 2017-18 season.
Randy and the rest of the Terrier football team will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 16 as they play host to the Tigers of DePauw. Kickoff is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.