LAKE CHARLES – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns quarterback Chandler Fields and return specialist Eric Garror earned the Week 1 Louisiana Football Player of the Week honors on Monday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
Fields, in making his first career start, completed 13 of 20 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns to help guide the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 24-7 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s season opener at Cajun Field.
The Metairie native started strong by completing all four of his passes for 65 yards on his opening drive, ending with a 28-yard touchdown strike to Johnny Lumpkin to give Louisiana an early 7-0 lead. Fields and Lumpkin would later combine for a 3-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Garror gave Louisiana a 17-0 lead in the second quarter when he returned a punt 83 yards for a score. It was the second career touchdown punt return for the Mobile, Ala., native and matched the longest of his career.
The LSWA Player of the Week winners are voted on by a panel of Louisiana sportswriters covering the state and are nominated by each school sports information director.
Louisiana (1-0) will return to action on Saturday (Sept. 10) when it plays host to Mid-American Conference member Eastern Michigan (1-0) in a 6 p.m. contest at Cajun Field. The game will be nationally televised on NFL Network.
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Offensive Player of the Week: Chandler Fields, QB, Louisiana
Defensive Player of the Week: Macon Clark, S, Tulane
Special Teams Player of the Week: Eric Garror, PR, Louisiana