Sunday, November 01, 2015

Month to remember for UConn's Newsome, Summers

Jamar Summers has had plenty of reasons to smile with his recent play
In recent years it has not been a regular occurrence to see UConn players ranked among the national leaders whether it was for a season, a month or even a week.

However, thanks to the site having a variety of breakdowns including a month by month one, I can let you know that UConn sophomores Arkeel Newsome and Jamar Summers ranked first among FBS players in receiving yards for a running back and interceptions respectively during the month of October.

UConn's Arkeel Newsome ranked in the top 10 in five different categories
in month of October and led all FBS running backs in receiving yards
It should be noted that UConn did play five games in the month so that helped give both Newsome and Summers an extra game or two to pile up stats but I thought it was still rather noteworthy.

Newsome led all FBS receivers with 282 receiving yards and his 23 catches were third among running backs during the month.

Newsome was second in all-purpose yards (996) and third in all-purpose yards per game (199.2) while ranking 22nd in yards from scrimmage per game and 10th in total yards from scrimmage. He also was tied for 21st with an average of 28 yards per kickoff return.

Summers had five interceptions which is the most by any FBS player in October and he joined Alabama's Eddie Jackson and Iowa's Desmond King as the only FBS players to average an interception a game during the month.

Summers, who came into the month with one career interception, has an interception total in the month of October that would have been good enough to lead the team every year since Robert Vaughn's seven picks in 2007 although Vaughn did have five interceptions during the 2009 season.

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