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Cobb, Vanlandingham Named ODAC Players of the Week

Alec Cobb, Chad Vanlandingham: ODAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week
Alec Cobb, Chad Vanlandingham: ODAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week

Coming off the heels of a dominating 56-27 win over Emory & Henry, quarterback Alec Cobb and linebacker Chad Vanlandingham were named the ODAC Football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

Cobb helped the Tigers to their first win of the season after being idle for the past three weeks. Cobb set a new career-high with 514 passing yards in the 56-27 triumph over Emory & Henry. He has thrown for 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns in three career games against E&H. Cobb's 519-yard total on Saturday is second in Hampden-Sydney history and seventh on the ODAC single-game lists just behind former H-SC signal-caller Corey Sedlar's 522-yard effort in 2009 against Gettysburg College. Cobb was 37-of-55 with five touchdowns thru the air. He added a fifth score via a 1-yard rush midway thru the first quarter. Cobb completed passes to seven different receivers with three going over 100-yards -- Major Morgan (11 for 181), Kaleb Smith (11 for 110), and Blake Page (8 for 109). He hit Morgan with a pair of TD passes while Page, Kaleb Smith, and Brandon Smith hauled in the remaining scoring throws.

Vanlandingham was stellar on Hampden-Sydney's defensive front that shutdown the Wasps offense while the Tigers attack built a strong lead. He tied for team-high honors with seven tackles including 3.0 for a loss that cost Emory & Henry 19 yards of offense. Two of his TFLs went for sacks, including one that was a strip-sack which H-SC recovered just outside its own red zone. That helped set the tone for the Tigers' defense, which held E&H to just 32 yards over a six-drive stretch in the second and third quarters, allowing the offense to tack on 21 unanswered points over that period. Vanlandingham is third in the ODAC with 5.0 tackles for loss with two sacks. He's made 17 total stops over H-SC's first three games.

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