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Carter Earns ECAC and Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week Honors

Carter Earns ECAC and Empire 8 Weekly Accolades Springfield, Mass. - October 19, 2009 - After leading the Springfield College football team to a 42-15 win at Mount Ida on Saturday afternoon, sophomore Josh Carter was selected as the Empire 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the ECAC Division III Northwest Region Offensive Player of the Week.

The Marlborough, Mass. native guided the Springfield offense to 463 total yards on offense, including 395 on the ground. The Pride continued to control the ground game as it entered the game against the Mustangs ranked first in the nation in rushing yards per game at 384.8.

For the game, Carter ran for 181 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns to go along with a a two-point conversion. He rushed for a 10-yard and 47-yard touchdown score, adding a one-yard touchdown after a 45-yard run, all in the third quarter.

Carter and the Pride will return to the field on Saturday afternoon when they travel for a conference clash at Hartwick at 4 pm.

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