November 10, 2013

Stone named OVC Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech quarterback Darian Stone has been chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, recognizing the role he played in the 41-16 Golden Eagle victory at Southeast Missouri Saturday afternoon.

Stone, a junior from Clinton, Tenn., rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another 135 yards to direct a rejuvenated Tech offense in posting the team's first OVC win of the year. Stone had 29 carries for a season-best 162 yards, and scored on runs of two, four and three yards. He was 13-for-22 for 135 passing yards, accounting for 297 yards of total offense. Behind Stone, Tech rushed for 257 yards against the Redhawks and scored five touchdowns on the ground.

Despite bouncing in-and-out of the lineup all season due to a variety of injuries, Stone now leads Tech in rushing with 370 yards on 119 carries, and his six rushing touchdowns also tops the Golden Eagles. He has thrown for 890 yards and completed 52.8 percent of his attempts with four touchdowns.

Stone's leadership allowed coach Watson Brown and his brother, Mack, to tie the record for most Division I coaching wins by brothers in NCAA history with 362. Later in the evening, the pair broke the record when the Longhorns downed West Virginia in overtime, giving them 363 victories.  

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