Brown Earns PAC & UAA Honors; Saxton Recognized by UAA

Brown Earns PAC & UAA Honors; Saxton Recognized by UAA

For the second-straight week, Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Cameron Brown was named both the Defensive Athlete of the Week by both the Presidents' Athletic Conference and the University Athletic Association.  In addition, freshman quarterback Drew Saxton was selected as the UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week, after helping lead the 22nd-ranked Spartans to a 27-14 win at Geneva College on Saturday.

Brown matched his career high with 10 tackles (five solo) and added a pair of sacks on Saturday night.  He totaled 2.5 tackles for a loss for 19 yards, including the two sacks (for 17 yards) and forced a fumble on the opening drive of the third quarter. 

For the season, Brown has 39 tackles (20 solo) with four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles, and ranks second among all Division III players with 1.57 sacks per game (11.0 total) and 17th with 2.0 tackles for a loss per game (14.0 total).  He has now secured three PAC Defensive Player of the Week honors and four UAA Defensive Player of the Week awards over his career.

Saxton set a program single-season record for passing yards by a freshman during the game, completing 14-of-28 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.  He threw a pair of his touchdowns to sophomore wide receiver Colt Morgan in the first half, and added a second half touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Luke DiFrancesco.

Saxton has completed 67.0% of his passes during his freshman campaign with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions, and his 2,177 yards are the 10th-most in a single season ever by a Spartan player, and surpassed Nick Leskiewicz's freshman record of 1,988 in 1994.

The Spartans improved to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the PAC with the win.  Case Western Reserve will play its final road game of the regular season this weekend, when the team travels to Bethany College on Saturday, October 27th.

The following Spartans have earned weekly awards during the 2018 season:

D3football.com Team of the Week
September 25th: Ian Henderson (Defensive Tackle)
October 16th: Colt Morgan (Wide Receiver), Cameron Brown (Defensive End)

PAC Athlete of the Week
September 17th: Drew Saxton (Offense)
October 1st: Patrick Crossey (Defense)
October 15th: Colt Morgan (Offense), Cameron Brown (Defense)
October 22nd: Cameron Brown (Defense)

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 4th: Justin Phan (Offense), Patrick Crossey (Defense)
September 17th: Drew Saxton (Offense)
September 24th: Drew Saxton (Offense)
October 1st: Justin Phan (Offense), Patrick Crossey (Defense)
October 8th: Colt Morgan (Offense)
October 15th: Colt Morgan (Offense), Cameron Brown (Defense), Chase Witte (Special Teams)
October 22nd: Drew Saxton (Offense), Cameron Brown (Defense)

PAC Rookie of the Week
September 4th: Drew Saxton
September 24th: Drew Saxton
October 1st: Drew Saxton
October 15th: Drew Saxton