Junior running back Drew Jean-Guillaume was named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon, it was announced by the league office.
Jean-Guillaume was a key catalyst behind Central Connecticut's record offensive performance at Robert Morris. The running back averaged 12.6 yards per touch and was responsible for his team's first three touchdowns in the 56-35 road victory.
Helping the Blue Devils to the highest offensive single-game output in program history, Jean-Guillaume piled up 239 yards from scrimmage including a career-high 157 rush yards (the second-best individual rushing total in a NEC game this season). In addition to averaging 12.1 yards per carry, the junior tied for the team high in receptions by making six grabs for 82 yards.
Jean-Guillaume set the tone in what was the NEC opener for the defending league champions, capping each of CCSU's first three offensive possessions with touchdown runs. He opened the game's scoring by rushing 23 yards for a touchdown on the sixth play of a 74-yard drive. Jean-Guillaume scampered 15 yards for a score on the fifth play of CCSU's next possession.
He logged his third touchdown on what was his fourth carry of the game, bolting 25 yards to paydirt on a 2nd-and-6 play with 2:53 left in the first quarter. He made a key play on CCSU's fourth scoring drive, converting a 3rd-and-5 with a 23-yard reception into opposition territory.
Helping CCSU on its way to the end zone for the fifth time, Jean-Guillaume aided the TD drive by recording first downs on a 13-yard reception and a 22-yard rush.