KINGSTON, R.I. - For the second straight week, Rhode Island quarterback JaJuan Lawson has been named the CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. Lawson and Towson quarterback Tom Flacco shared the honor.
This is the third time in eight career starts that Lawson has won the CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week. In Saturday's wild 56-49 loss at Connecticut, Lawson accounted for 436 yards of total offense and six touchdowns. The senior completed 23-of-34 passes for a career-high 351 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a career-high 85 yards and two touchdowns, one of which came on a career-long 37-yard rush. It was the second straight week that Lawson has thrown touchdown passes to four different receivers.
After being a part of six touchdowns Saturday, Lawson ranks No. 2 in the nation in points responsible for (66). Only Eastern Washington's Gage Gubrud (72 points) has more. Through the first three games of the season, Lawson has completed 69.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 838 yards and nine touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also has rushed for 144 yards (second on the team) and a pair of touchdowns.
Rhode Island heads into the bye this week. The Rams are back in action Friday, Sept. 21 when they travel to Harvard for a non-conference game.