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College Sporting News National All-Stars, 10/19/2009
Fordham quarterback John Skelton, Villanova defensive back Fred Maldonado, Eastern Kentucky defensive back Patrick McClellan, and Liberty kicker Matt Bevins are the recipients of the Football Championship Subdivision honors from College Sporting News for the week ending October 19.
Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
John Skelton, Fordham, QB, 6′5, 258, Sr., El Paso, TX
Skelton passed for a school-record 420 yards and tossing five touchdown passes while running for another in Fordham’s 39-27 win at Cornell on Saturday. He completed 20-of-27 passes in the game and threw four touchdown passes of 50 yards or more. Skelton threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. He tied a Patriot League record for longest scoring pass with a 98-yarder to Asa Lucas in the second quarter, and connected nine times for 245 yards and four touchdowns with Jason Caldwell. It was Skelton’s second-career 400-yard game, and he is up to at least seventh in Patriot League history in completions, yards, touchdowns, attempts, total offense and touchdowns responsible for. Skelton is second in the country to only Holy Cross’ Dominic Randolph in passing yards and total offense per game this season, and directs a Fordham offense that leads the FCS in total offense per game.
Fred Maldonado, Villanova, DB, 5-11, 190, Jr., West Chester, PA
Maldonado led the Wildcats to a 27-0 shutout-win on the road over defending league champion James Madison. Maldonado was the leading tackler for the Villanova defense by racking up 11 total tackles, including six solo stops. The West Chester, Pa., native also logged 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards and picked up one of James Madison’s two fumbles on the day. The Wildcats’ defense recorded its first shutout since 2002, while the shutout at Bridgeforth Stadium was the first since Appalachian State blanked the Dukes at home in 1990.
Patrick McClellan, Eastern Kentucky, DB, 6-3, 204, So., Maineville, OH
McClellan was involved in three of Eastern Kentucky’s five takeaways in the nationally-ranked Colonels 31-25 win over UT Martin. That included netting his first two collegiate interceptions, including one at his team’s own 14-yard line in the third quarter. His other interception came in the first quarter as EKU built a 14-0 advantage. Late in the fourth quarter McClellan recovered a fumble on a muffed Skyhawk punt, grabbing the ball at the UTM four-yard line and setting up the team’s final (and game-winning) score. McClellan also added a season-high seven tackles.
Matt Bevins, Liberty, K, 6-2, 185, So., Newport News, VA
Bevins finished with a career-high 14 points in the Flames 58-13 win over Coastal Carolina with a perfect kicking day. He knocked down three field goals in the first half (24, 31, 42) to gave Liberty a 16-3 lead with 54 seconds left in the first half, and was 5-of-5 on PATs. His 42-yarder was his fourth-straight successful field goal from 40 yards-or-longer, and he has now connected on six consecutive field goal attempts. The 14 points pushed his career total to 102.