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Bowden Tabbed Big South Special Teams Player of the Week
For the second week in a row, Liberty's Grant Bowden has been named the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week. The punter took home the honor on Monday following his efforts at VMI.
Bowden finished the game with six punts for 220 yards, averaging 36.7 yards per punt. The junior helped the Flames win the field position battle, pinning the Keydets inside their own 20-yard line on four of his six punts.
Additionally, Bowden's punting efforts limited VMI's return yardage, as VMI finished the game with four punt returns for nine yards (2.2 yards per return).
On the season, Bowden averaged 39.4 yards per punt (60 punts, 2,362 yards), including five 50-plus yard punts. He had 18 punts placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line and 17 resulted in a fair catch.
Bowden ranks No. 2 in the Big South in punting and No. 2 in total punts. He finished the year averaging more than 40 yards per punt in six games.
Bowden was also named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week following the Stony Brook game, where he averaged a season-best 44.3 yards per punt.