NEC News of the Day: We Know At Least One Person Had a Great Monday

If Kyle Harbridge had a “Case of the Mondays,” it sure didn’t last long. 

On Monday, September 19, a number of college football organizations and publications showered the Saint Francis (PA) running back with honors upon honors.

The national attention was only appropriate considering Harbridge produced the highest single-game rushing total that Division I FCS has seen in six years.  The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder, who plays a lot bigger than his size ran, for a Red Flash record 346 yards on Saturday against Morehead State. 

Yes, that’s right, Three Hundred and Forty-Six.  And he needed only 30 carries to do it.

Making the performance that much more impressive is the fact he scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns (83, 4, 10) to erase a 18-point deficit and lift the Flash to a 50-49 win over the Pioneer League member in their home opener at DeGol Field. 

Oh, and his 94-yard touchdown run in the second quarter?  That set a school record, too.

First came the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor and then the national accolades followed.

The College Sporting News named Harbridge one of its five National All-Stars

The Sports Network billed him its National Co-Offensive Player of the Week

College Performance Awards deemed the third-year running back as the D-I FCS National Performer of Week 3.

The good news for NEC fans outside of Loretto is that Harbridge will be featured in the NEC-TV Game of the Week on September 24 when the Flash host Duquesne.  Those who have yet to see the rising star operate can do so by watching the live broadcast on MSG+ HD, Fox8 (Johnstown/Altoona), and PCNC (Pittsburgh).

Viewers can tweet along with the broadcast, tweeting their questions and comments @NECsports where a NEC staffer will be there to reply or forward your tweet onto announcers Paul Dottino and Steve Levy in the booth.

Oh, and for those who missed the “Case of the Mondays” reference, here is a scene from one of Overtime!’s favorites …

 

 

Monmouth, Central Get Some National Love after Week 3 Wins
Monmouth, which posted a 20-9 win at Villanova, and Central Connecticut, which won its NEC opener at Wagner, both received votes in the latest edition of The Sports Network National FCS Top 25 Poll (Sept. 19).

Central, the NEC preseason favorite, registered 13 points, while Monmouth pulled in three.

No. 25-ranked South Carolina State has 336 points, so the Blue Devils and Hawks have a ways to go to crack the Top 25, but it’s a start.

View The Sports Network FCS Top 25

 

 

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