CharlestonSouthern quarterback Danny Croghan III has been named the Crons Brand Big SouthFreshman of the Week for his performance in the Bucs' 25-17 win over VMI onSaturday. CSU freshman punter Truett Burns was also recognized by theconference, earning Big South Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Croghancompleted 18-of-27 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in his second careerstart on Saturday against VMI. The Bishop England High School product led theBucs back from a 17-16 deficit late in the third quarter. Croghan hit LarryJones III over the middle for 25 yards to convert a third-and-eight, and thenfound Jones again on the next play for a 48-yard touchdown to give CSU thelead. He also connected with Kevin Glears for a 27-yard touchdown on the Bucs'first offensive snap of the contest. Croghan also ran for 30 yards on the dayas CSU claimed its first Big South road win since November 2009.
Burnsaveraged 39.0 yards on his four punts against the Keydets, and helped the Bucscontrol the field position battle in the first half. The Clinton, S.C. nativepinned VMI inside its own 20-yard line three times, including once at theone-yard line. He registered a new career-long punt of 48 yards as well.
CSUreturns to action Saturday as the Bucs take on Colorado in their first evermatchup against a PAC-12 foe. Kickoff at Folsom Field in Boulder is set for 2p.m. eastern time.