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Scott Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week
Following a career game against Old Dominion, Liberty's Kenny Scott has been named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office earlier today.
Scott recorded his first two career interceptions, with both picks coming in the end zone to prevent Old Dominion from scoring. Overall, Liberty's defense held Old Dominion to less than half its scoring average coming into the 21-17 setback (ODU was averaging 49.8 points per game prior to the contest).
The junior cornerback finished the game with five tackles (four solo, one assisted), which was tied for fifth among Liberty defenders against the Monarchs.
Scott is the second Liberty player this year to finish a game with multiple interceptions (Kevin Fogg had two interceptions against Monmouth). He was also one of seven players to finish the game with a pass breakup.
Scott is the second Liberty player to earn Big South weekly accolades this year. Following Liberty's win over Monmouth, punter Grant Bowden was named the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week.
Joining Scott this week with conference accolades were Gardner-Webb quarterback Lucas Beatty (Offense), Presbyterian College punter Stephen Doar (Special Teams) and Gardner-Webb tight end Mike Estes (Freshman).
Scott and the Flames have the week off before they open up Big South Conference play against No. 8/6 Coastal Carolina on Oct. 19 at Williams Stadium. The contest will culminate the University's annual Homecoming weekend.