CHARLESTON, SC - Quarterback Aaron Miller and slot back Cam Jackson have earned Southern Conference awards for their performances in Saturday's 63-56 double overtime win over Charlotte at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
Miller was selected the conference's top offensive player for the week while Jackson picked up freshman honors. The duo combined to rush for 313 yards and three touchdowns in the dramatic victory over the 49ers.
Miller, a senior from Clover, S.C., carried 22 times for a career-high 197 yards and a score and completed 13 of 22 passes for another 136 yards and two touchdowns. His career-long 50-yard run on The Citadel's third play from scrimmage set the tone for the offensive shootout.
He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Brandon Eakins, the second of which proved to be the game winner in the second overtime period. Miller scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter to give the Bulldogs a 35-17 lead.
With his rushing output, Miller moved up to second in the SoCon with 578 yards and an average of 96.3 per game, a figure which also places him 30th in the nation. He ranks fifth among all Citadel quarterbacks with 1,350 career rushing yards and tied for sixth among signal callers with 15 touchdowns on the ground.
Miller has thrown for 1,542 yards over the past four years, and his 2,892 yards of total offense puts him in 14th place in The Citadel record book.
Jackson, a redshirt freshman from Mobile, Ala., was an all-purpose threat for the Bulldogs against Charlotte, accounting for 241 yards including his first career 100-yard rushing game. The former quarterback carried 12 times for 116 yards, an average of 9.7 per attempt, and found the end zone twice.
He added a team-leading four catches for 49 yards and returned four kickoffs for another 76 yards. Jackson scored from 10 and nine yards out on The Citadel's first two possessions to give him three rushing touchdowns on the year.
For the season, Jackson has rushed for 288 yards to rank third on the Bulldogs and leads the team with eight receptions.