Central Connecticut senior Rob Hollomon was named FCS National Offensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network for his performance in the Blue Devils' upset victory over #7/13 Towson on Saturday night. Hollomon led CCSU football to its second win over a CAA program and its first victory over a ranked opponent in eight years.
In addition to Hollomon, TSN also recognized North Dakota State defensive end Kyle Emanuel, Wofford kicker/punter David Martin and Fordham running back Chase Edmonds with national weekly awards for defense, special teams and rookie, respectively.
Hollomon earns national honors after totaling 280 all-purpose yards in Saturday's victory. The Preseason All-American posted 209 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns against a team that advanced to the NCAA FCS Championship Game last season.
In all, Hollomon touched the ball 36 times to pile up 280 all-purpose yards, and it was his last touch that put CCSU ahead for good.
Hollomon, who had a long run of 74 yards earlier in the game, plunged in from one yard out to give CCSU a 31-27 lead with 00:36 remaining on the clock. His first touchdown of the game, a 3-yard run, broke a 14-14 tie with under 3:00 remaining in the third quarter.
Hollomon, who is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns, ran the ball 23 times for 161 yards. In addition to averaging 7.0 yards per carry on the ground, Hollomon hauled in a game-high nine receptions for 48 yards.
Hollomon was previously named TSN National Offensive Player of the Week in October of 2012 when he posted 287 yards from scrimmage in a victory over Saint Francis U.
Hollomon was also named Northeast Conference Offesnive Player of the Week on Monday.
The Blue Devils (1-0) will open at home Saturday night against Albany. CCSU and Albany are scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Arute Field. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance by visiting CCSUTickets.com.