Saint Francis (PA) Running Back Kyle Harbridge Named National Performer of the Week
Calvin Bain Earns Honorable Mention DB Honors
Loretto, PA -- Kyle Harbridge of the Saint Francis University football team earned National Performer and National Running Back of the Week honors Monday from the College Football Performance Awards. Calvin Bain earned national defensive back honorable mention honors after posting three key turnovers for the Flash.
The junior running back from Easton, Pa. recorded 346 yards on the groundbreaking both school and conference records Saturday against Morehead State. Harbridge, a former walk-on, also totaled 457 all-purpose yards, falling just 10 yards short of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record. His 346 yards on the ground are tied for the eighth most rushing yards in a game in FCS history and are the most in the FCS since 2005. Harbridge also set school records for rushing touchdowns in a game with four and total touchdowns with five. On the weekend, Harbridge outscored six teams in the Northeast Conference. His 30 points scored in the game are tied for the most by any player in a single game in the FCS in the last four seasons.
Following his big weekend, Harbridge now ranks as the FCS leader in rushing yards and moved from 20th among active players in all-purpose yards to 11th. Harbridge leads all division I running backs in rushing yards with 541 yards, only Harbridge and Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina rank as the only division I rushers with more than 500 rushing yards this season. He also earned honors from ESPN and was singled out as a top performer.
The Red Flash running back is the first Saint Francis player to earn a weekly honor from the College Football Performance Awards. Harbridge ranks as just the first Northeast Conference student-athlete ever named national running back of the week and the first NEC student-athlete ever named CFP National Performer of the Week.
Freshman defensive back Bain earned honorable mention performance honors from CFA at the defensive back position after intercepting two passes and receiving a fumble in the fourth quarter. Bain and the defense struggled early giving up 49 points in the first three quarters but buckled down in the fourth not allowing a point and causing four turnovers. Bain now ranks tied 12th nationally in interceptions and tied for first nationally for inceptions among freshman.
Harbridge, Bain and the Red Flash return to action Saturday in just the second night game ever at DeGol Field as Saint Francis welcomes Duquesne for a 7 p.m. kickoff.