Reed and Smalley Pull in Conference Honors
Nov. 4, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Freshman quarterback Drew Reed and sophomore CB Matt Smalley have been named Patriot League Rookie of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, following Lafayette's 45-27 win over Georgetown on Nov. 2.
It's the second straight weekly honor for Reed after completing 18-of-24 for 275 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in his second career start. Reed threw passes to nine different receivers at Georgetown and had touchdown passes find four different targets. In only two and a half games this season, Reed has completed 56-of-68 passes (82.4%) for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns with just one interception.
Reed was the Rookie of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 28, the first Patriot League player to win both awards. He completed 21-of-22 for 283 yards and five TD's at Holy Cross on Oct. 26. Reed's final 20 passes connected with Lafayette receivers to tie a Patriot League record.
Smalley had a school-record 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap Lafayette's 45-27 win at Georgetown. He eclipsed his own school record of 98 yards set earlier this season, and became one of nine FCS players with a pair of kickoff return touchdowns this season. Smalley had three returns for 117 yards in the game, and stands fifth in the nation with a 32.9 kickoff return average. He was named Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season (9/9).
Coming off a four-game road swing, Lafayette (3-5, 3-0) hosts Colgate (3-6, 2-1) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a battle for first place in the Patriot League standings.