LANCASTER, Pa. --- Moravian College sophomore wide receiver Nick Petros and senior linebacker Dallas Owen have been named as the Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their performances in the Greyhounds' 59-23 win over Gettysburg College Saturday afternoon at Rocco Calvo Field.
Petros set school records with 241 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in the first half on just six receptions in the contest. He scored on passes of 69, 78, 34 and 33 yards with the final score coming just two seconds before halftime as the Hounds headed to the locker room with a 45-0 lead. Petros also serves as Moravian's punter, holder and kick returner, and he punted four times on Saturday for an average of 31.5 yards with one inside the 20-yard line, held for all of senior Jon Miller's school-record eight extra points and a field goal, and returned three kickoffs for 50 yards.
"Nick is a very good athlete who showed his big play capabilities yesterday," stated Head Coach Jeff Pukszyn. "He is a competitor and works extremely hard at being the best he can be to help our offense as well as our special teams. The hard work he put in all week showed up on the field yesterday which was great to see."
Owen made his first start of the season after moving from outside to inside linebacker and had an impact with two interceptions. His first interception included a 10-yard return to set up Moravian's fourth touchdown of the game, and Owen's second pickoff ended up as a pick-six as he returned the interception 50 yards to give the Greyhounds a 52-0 lead early in the third quarter. Owen also recorded three tackles in the victory.
"Dallas is a selfless player who will do whatever it takes to help the team," Pukszyn commented. "He moved to our weak side linebacker position this week and made the most of the opportunity. Dallas was consistent all day and the two INTs, one of which was a touchdown was great for the defense."
Moravian is scheduled to return to action on Saturday, October 6 when the squad heads to Susquehanna University for a Centennial Conference game kicking off at 1:00 p.m. in Selinsgrove.