Charleston Southern quarterback Danny Croghan III has been named the Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Bucs' 25-17 win over VMI on Saturday. CSU freshman punter Truett Burns was also recognized by the conference, earning Big South Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Croghan completed 18-of-27 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start on Saturday against VMI. The Bishop England High School product led the Bucs back from a 17-16 deficit late in the third quarter. Croghan hit Larry Jones III over the middle for 25 yards to convert a third-and-eight, and then found Jones again on the next play for a 48-yard touchdown to give CSU the lead. He also connected with Kevin Glears for a 27-yard touchdown on the Bucs' first offensive snap of the contest. Croghan also ran for 30 yards on the day as CSU claimed its first Big South road win since November 2009.
Burns averaged 39.0 yards on his four punts against the Keydets, and helped the Bucs control the field position battle in the first half. The Clinton, S.C. native pinned VMI inside its own 20-yard line three times, including once at the one-yard line. He registered a new career-long punt of 48 yards as well.
CSU returns to action Saturday as the Bucs take on Colorado in their first ever matchup against a PAC-12 foe. Kickoff at Folsom Field in Boulder is set for 2 p.m. eastern time.