Cuda & Techman Named UAA Athletes of the Week

Cuda & Techman Named UAA Athletes of the Week

Case Western Reserve University senior quarterback Rob Cuda was named the University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week, while senior defensive end Dan Techman earned the league's Defensive Player of the Week award, after helping to lead the Spartans to a 35-14 win over Saint Vincent College on Saturday.

Cuda accounted for all five of the 17th-ranked Spartans' touchdowns in the game, completing 19-of-30 passes (61.3%) for a career-high 357 passing yards and four touchdowns, while adding a rushing score as well.  He tallied touchdown passes of 13 yards, six yards and 32 yards in the first half, before adding a four-yard touchdown run and a 38-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.  Cuda recorded nine completions of at least 20 yards, including six of 30 yards or more during the game.  It was his second-straight 300-yard game, and the sixth of his career, as he broke the 6,000-yard mark for his career, moving into third place all-time in school history in the category.  For the season, he has completed 61.3% of his passes for 1,180 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Techman totaled six tackles on Saturday, including three tackles for a loss and two sacks.  He also batted down one pass at the line, and forced a fumble during the game.  His performance paced a CWRU defense that held the Bearcats scoreless on just 119 yards through three quarters, and to just 275 yards (only 44 rushing in the game).  Techman has 20 tackles in 2017, is tied for the team lead with 2.5 sacks, and is second on the squad with 4.5 total tackles for a loss.

It marked the sixth UAA Athlete of the Week honor of Cuda's career, and the first for Techman.

The Spartans improved to 4-0 on the year with the win, including a 3-0 PAC mark.  CWRU will be back in action on Saturday, October 7th, returning home to host Bethany College at 1:00 p.m. for the University's annual Homecoming Game at DiSanto Field.

CWRU football players have earned the following weekly honors during the 2017 season:

D3football.com Team of the Week
September 19th: Ian Henderson (Defensive Tackle)

PAC Athlete of the Week
September 18th: Ian Henderson (Defense)

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 5th: Justin Phan (Offense), Cody Calhoun (Special Teams)
September 18th: Jacob Burke (Offense), Ian Henderson (Defense)
October 2nd: Rob Cuda (Offense), Dan Techman (Defense)