Jalin Moore, Kaden Elliss named Sun Belt Players of the Week

On Monday, the Sub Belt Conference awarded its Player of the Week honors.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers pulled out a huge 45-38 win over the Akron Zips to get to 2-2 on the season. In that game, running back and Offensive Player of the Week Jalin Moore rushed for 257 yards on 39 attempts to push his team to the huge win.

His 257 yards and two touchdowns were the sixth highest in a single game in team history and were the most in a game since DeAndre Priestly went for 264 yards in a FCS playoff win over Western Illinois.

The Idaho Vandals beat UNLV, 33-30, to get to 2-2 on the year as well. Defensively, they were led by sophomore linebacker Kaden Elliss, who scored the first touchdown of the game with a 31-yard interception return and also added a second interception later in the game.

The Troy Trojans moved to 3-1 on the season with a 52-6 blowout of New Mexico State. The team was led by freshman Jabir Frye, who blocked a punt which was then returned for a touchdown and later returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score.

This was the first time Troy returned a kickoff for a touchdown since 2014, ironically against New Mexico State, and only the third time since they moved up to the FBS.

There is no doubt all three of these players were deserving of their awards this week.

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