Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Chris Forcier, Furman, Quarterback, 6-3, 215, Sr., San Diego, CA
Forcier had a record setting performance in the Paladins’ 62-21 victory over Presbyterian completing 12-of-16 passes for 226 yards and a Furman and SoCon record seven touchdown passes, just one shy of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national record. He also rushed 11 times for 58 yards and a score, giving him 284 yards in total offense and eight touchdown responsibilities — a new school and league standard. He completed his first nine pass attempts of the game to establish a new Furman record for most consecutive completions (20). Combined, he established eight new Furman and SoCon marks. Starting the Furman scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run, he then threw scoring passes of 13, 39, 6, 20, 64, 10, and 20 yards, including four in the second quarter to help the Paladins take a 48-14 halftime lead. Forcier's accomplishments allowed him to sit in the fourth quarter.
Shakir Bell,Indiana State, Runningback, 5-8, 185, So., Indianapolis, IN
Bell set a new school record for rushing yards in a game as ISU earned its first victory over Youngstown State in 12 tries at Memorial Stadium by the score of 37-35. Bell amassed 256 rushing yards on 21 attempts, averaging 12.2 yards per carry, breaking the previous school record of 253 by Derrick Franklin in 1990. Bell found the end zone on the ground a total of four times, all in the first half including on the game's first play from scrimmage, a 62-yard scamper just 18 seconds into the contest. He also scored on runs of 39, 62 and 51 yards. His 256 rushing yards marks his second consecutive 200-yard rushing performance, just the second-ever time for a Sycamore (Franklin being the other).
Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State, Runningback, 5-9, 210, So., Midwest City, OK
Flanders set the school record with five rushing touchdowns, breaking the old mark of four by Charles Harris, Sam Houston’s all-time rushing leader, and posted a career-high 194 yards on the ground as the Bearkats picked up their third victory over a team from the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Bearkats collected the 48-45 overtime victory over New Mexico. Flanders scored touchdowns on runs of 61, 53, 3 and 2 yards in regulation and then added a run of 4 yards for the game-winning score in overtime. It was his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance dating back to last season and was his 10th career 100-yard game, one short of school record. Flanders is averaging 151.7 rushing yards per game, which leads the Southland and ranks third nationally.
Marcus Williams, North Dakota State, Cornerback, 5-11, 190, So., Minneapolis, MN
Williams scored pair of defensive touchdowns including a 40-yard interception return with 2:36 remaining to seal North Dakota State’s 37-24 win over FBS/BCS Minnesota. On the final play of the first half, teammate Colten Heagle picked off a Minnesota pass and tossed the ball back to Williams as he was taken down. Williams raced 52 yards to put the Bison ahead 28-14 at the break. He added a pair of tackles as the Bison held Minnesota to 124 passing yards and 292 offensively overall.
Jason Cunningham, Montana State, Placekicker, 6-1, 180, Sr., Amarillo, TX
Cunningham set a school record with five field goals, including two from 55 yards out in Montana State 's 36-21 victory over Eastern Washington helping the Bobcats become the first visiting team to win on Roos Field's red turf. He nailed a 55-yarder with 13:27 to play in the second quarter to put the Bobcats ahead 10-7. He closed the half with another 55-yarder go put MSU up 20-14 at the break. Cunningham added field goals of 31 and 32 yards in the third quarter, and finished with a 43-yarder in the final stanza. He also made three extra points to finish the game with 18 points. The 55-yarders tied his previous career long.