November 9, 2009

Andrew Huck Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week

Butler quarterback Andrew Huck, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a 31-28 victory at Dayton in a key league showdown, has been named Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.  It’s the fourth time this season that the Butler signal caller has been honored by the PFL.

Huck rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more to propel the Bulldogs past Dayton in a battle of two teams with unbeaten PFL records.  He rallied Butler from a 7-0 first quarter deficit with a pair of second quarter touchdowns, and the Bulldogs never relinquished the lead.  Huck scored Butler’s first touchdown on a seven-yard run in the second quarter, and then he gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with a seven-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dan Bohrer.

The sophomore quarterback added another seven-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and then he gave Butler a 25-14 advantage with a 36-yard scoring run early in the final period.  He closed out Butler’s scoring with a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Carter Walley with three and a half minutes remaining in the contest.

Huck finished the game with 12 completions on 29 attempts for 146 yards.  He added 54 rushing yards on 12 attempts.

The victory was Butler’s first at Dayton since 1988, snapping the Bulldogs’ nine-game losing streak in Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.  Butler improved to 9-0 for the first time since 1961, and the Bulldogs remained tied for first place in the PFL with Drake, both teams sporting a 6-0 league record.

Davidson defensive back Peter Kidwell, who had an interception return for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 34-27 victory at San Diego, was named PFL Defensive Player of the Week, while Marist kicker Jason Myers, who had a career-long 37-yard field on the final play of the game to lift the Red Foxes to a 23-21 victory over Georgetown, was tabbed PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.