Austin College football players Bryce Murphy and Nathan Packard have been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, the league office has announced.
Murphy, a junior running back from Crawford, rushed 20 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead Austin College to its third straight win with a 25-6 victory over Southwestern. Murphy scored on runs of 58 and 27 yards in the first quarter and increased his SCAC-leading rushing total to 818 yards this season.
Packard, a senior linebacker from Dallas, had a big game for the 'Roos as they held Southwestern to just a pair of field goals. Packard led the team with 10 tackles, including six solo stops and two tackles for loss, and earned his Special Teams Player of the Week honors when he blocked a punt too force a safety in the second quarter.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges that Change Lives.