Tennessee State senior placekicker Eric Benson was named Ohio Valley Conference “Co-Specialist of the Week” for his play in the Tigers’ 37-34 win over Austin Peay this past weekend (10/18).
Benson, a 5-10, 180 lb product of Rowlett, Texas, scored thirteen points kicking in the game, as he was perfect on the night booting 4-for-4 PATs kicks and 3-for-3 in FG’s of 26, 31 and 29 yards. His 29 yd FG with 0:02 remaining was the winning margin of the game breaking a 34-34 tie.
On the season, Benson is the Tigers’ second leading scorer with 57 points. He is a perfect 27-of-27 on PAT kicks and 10-of-11 (91%) on Field Goals.
Benson shares this week’s honor with Gavin Haliford of Jacksonville State. This is Benson’s first weekly OVC honor for the season.