Winning their home opener over Austin College, 43-27, East Texas Baptist University has two players that were named the American Southwest Conference Players of the Week. Junior Josh Warbington and freshman Wayne Grice both earned the award.
Warbington was named the offensive player of the week for throwing over 400 yards and three touchdowns in the win. His 408 yards is second best in his career and only the second time to reach 400 yards passing. He completed over 70% of his passes (27-of-38) and had touchdown passes of 63 yards, 43 yards, and 25 yards. After ETBU took a 16-14 lead on a safety, he drove his team to two straight scoring drives and a third one that ended on the one-yard line.
Grice earns his first ever award as the special teams player of the week helping ETBU with field position on kickoffs. He returned six kickoffs for 138 yards with his longest of the night being 53 yards. That run was stopped by the kicker that was between him and the goal line.
ETBU hosts Southwestern University at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th in Ornelas Stadium.