November 12, 2007

Cooper named PSAC Eastern Division Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Brittingham Honorable Mention

BLOOMSBURG-Blooomsburg University Sophomore cornerback Jesse Cooper (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) has been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Indiana, (Pa.) this past Saturday. Senior running back Jamar Brittingham (Levittown/Neshaminy/Kiski Prep) also received honorable mention for becoming the PSAC's all time leading rusher.

Cooper's 90-yard interception return for a touchdown shifted the tide against IUP. With the Crimson Hawks driving deep into Bloomsburg territory, Cooper stepped in front of an Andrew Krewatch pass at the 10-yard line and took it back the whole way for the score, to bring the Huskies within two points with fewer than five minutes to play. Bloomsburg went on to rally for a 41-35 win. He also added two tackles and two pass breakups in the game.

Brittingham rushed 27 times for 120 yards, and became the all-time leading rusher in the history of the PSAC, surpassing Wesley Cates of California. He broke the record against an IUP defense that came in allowing just 79 rushing yards per game. Brittingham finishes his career 14th on the all time D-II list with 5,689 yards. He holds 27 school and PSAC records.

This is the second time that Cooper has been honored this season. Brittingham has been named player of the week twice this season.

The Huskies ended their season with a record of 7-3.