Marty Carter wins GLIAC offensive player of week
Posted at 6:57 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 18:57:41-04
ALLENDALE, Mich -- Grand Valley State sophomore running back Marty Carter (East Chicago, Ind.) has been named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week it was announced by the league office Monday afternoon. Carter had a record-setting day individually, while also leading the Laker offense to a record-setting day.
Carter rushed for 298 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 50-24 victory over Northern Michigan Saturday night before the second largest crowd in Lubbers Stadium history (16,236). Carter's rushing total was a GVSU single-game record and tied for the 10th-best, single-game total in GLIAC history. Former Laker Chris Robinson previously held the record with 261 yards on 33 carries at Findlay 2014. Carter averaged 14.9 yards per carry and gained 245 yards on six carries (63 TD, 53, 18, 18, 25, 68 TD) as the Lakers churned out a school-record 741 yards total offense in the contest. Carter has rushed for 499 yards and six touchdowns on 38 carries (13.1 ypc.) this season, playing in just seven of a possible 12 quarters in three games. Carter leads the GLIAC and ranks fourth nationally in rushing yards per game (166.3 ypg). Grand Valley State will hit the road for the first time Saturday (Sept. 24) with a GLIAC tilt at Walsh. Saturday's contest will be the first and only meeting between the Lakers and Cavaliers as Walsh is in its final year in the GLIAC.
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