Saxton Receives Second-Straight UAA Athlete of the Week Honor

Saxton Receives Second-Straight UAA Athlete of the Week Honor

Case Western Reserve University sophomore quarterback Drew Saxton was named the University Athletic Association Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week, after helping lead the 21st/17th-ranked Spartans to a 34-26 win at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Saxton threw for four touchdowns in the game and completed 30-of-51 pass attempts (58.8%) for 420 yards, the fourth-most in a single game in program history, while also catching a 19-yard pass on a reverse in the second quarter.  He connected with junior wide receiver Colt Morgan on a pair of five-yard touchdowns in the first half, before finding sophomore running back Donald Day III for a 28-yard score with 9:13 remaining in the third quarter, and junior wide receiver Chase Witte with a 30-yard strike with 6:28 remaining in the third period.

It was the second time over his career that he has thrown for over 400 yards in a game, and his ninth-career effort of 300 or more passing yards (including three-straight 300-yard games).

Saxton has completed 62.5% of his passes this season for 1,717 yards and 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions.  This marked the sixth time through 16 career games that he has been named the UAA Athlete of the Week.

With last Saturday's win, the Spartans improved to 6-0 overall record and have taken a two-game lead in the conference standings with a 5-0 mark in Presidents' Athletic Conference games.  Saxton and the Spartans will return home this weekend to host Geneva College (3-4, 3-3 PAC) on Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

2019 CWRU football weekly award winners:

D3football.com Team of the Week
October 1st: Andrew Lease (Defensive Tackle)
October 8th: Cameron Brown (Defensive End)
October 15th: Joshua Smith (Linebacker)

PAC Player of the Week
September 9th: Colt Morgan (Offense)
September 30th: Cameron Brown (Defense)
October 7th: Travis Johnston (Defense)
October 14th: Drew Saxton (Offense)

UAA Athlete of the Week
September 9th: Michael Amadio (Special Teams)
September 30th: Cameron Brown (Defense)
October 7th: Travis Johnston (Defense)
October 14th: Drew Saxton (Offense), Joshua Smith (Defense)
October 21st: Drew Saxton (Offense)