Oct. 9, 2012
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Army quarterback Trent Steelman continued to accumulate honors for his play in Army's 34-31 win against Boston College when he was named the ECAC Football Bowl Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Steelman already picked up Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week, Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Offensive Player of the Week and Manning Award Stars of the Week accolades earlier in the week.
The Bowling Green, Ky., native ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 29-yard score with 45 seconds left, and threw for 79 yards in Army's first win over the Eagles since 1995.
Steelman's game-winning touchdown run was the 36th of his career, breaking the Academy mark for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Steelman ranks third overall on Army's all-time list behind Glenn Davis (43) and Mike Mayweather (37). He already held the Army quarterback records for most rushing attempts (628) and rushing yards (2,503). Steelman is just the 30th quarterback in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,500 yards during their career.
Steelman was one of three Army rushers to reach the 100-yard mark. He helped the Black Knights to 595 yards of total offense against the Eagles, the program's most ever against a current Football Bowl Subdivision Team.
Army finishes a three-game homestand on Saturday versus Kent State. Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m.