September 12, 2011

Lamb, Benford receive Performance Awards honorable mention

Click here to read about all of this week's CFPA honors

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech quarterback Tre Lamb and wide receiver Tim Benford have received honorable mention on the week two list of College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for their key roles in the Golden Eagles 56-7 win over Maryville College Thursday night.

Playing just midway into the third quarter, Lamb passed for 222 yards and four touchdowns against the Scots. He was 11-for-14, and his four scoring tosses were a personal best one one short of the school record. He hit Benford on a 24-yard score on the second play of the game, and found the speedy senior for a 71-yard connection later in the opening quarter to make it 21-0.

Five minutes later, Lamb hit Doug Page over the middle for a 22-yard gain. The ball was jarred loose and ended up in the hands of freshman Ron Durbin, who took it the final five yards for the score. On the final play of the first half, Lamb waited for fullback Charlie Stevens to get clear over the middle, then hit him in stride. The fifth-year senior raced 38 yards to the goal line as the half ended.

Benford continued his assault on the school record book, making six catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.He now has 164 career receptions, putting him just 31 short of Larry Shipp's school mark of 195. His receiving yardage total has climbed to 2,365, just 585 yards short of Shipp's mark of 2,950. He also has recorded 24 career touchdowns as he edges closer to the school career record of 27, also by Shipp.

Lamb and Benford were among five players in the Ohio Valley Conference to be named on the CFPA list for the week, joining linebacker Rico Council of Tennessee State, punter Kienan Cullen of Murray State, and punter Jordan Berry and kick returner Jeremy Caldwell of Eastern Kentucky.

http://collegefootballperformance.com/performers-of-the-week/2011-2/