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Saturday saw the 2017 FCS season commence. Four games were on the slate of opening action, including an early season upset by Colgate, taking down No. 23 Cal Poly 20-14.

While there were many stars, these two shined the brightest.

FCS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: 

OFFENSIVE:

Jacksonville State Athletics

Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State

Thomas accounted for 190 total yards, including a career-long 76-yard rush for a touchdown in the first quarter to set the pace for the No. 5 Jacksonville State. The senior running back notched his fifth 100-plus yard rushing game as a Gamecock, finishing with 122 yards from the backfield, and was a yard shy of matching his career high in receiving yards.

DEFENSIVE:

Colgate Athletics

Ben Hunt IV, DB, Colgate

Hunt anchored the Raiders defense with nine tackles, including one that caused a fumble that he recovered in the opening half that set up a touchdown that gave Colgate an early 10-0 lead on the road at No. 23 Cal Poly. The junior defensive back also led all defenders with two tackles for loss.

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