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Pair of Bulldogs earn weekly honors

Drake senior punter Billy Janssen has earned the College Football Performance Award Football Championship Subdivision National Punter of the Week for his efforts in the Bulldogs’ 39-34 loss at Jacksonville last Saturday.

Junior wide receiver Drew Blackmon garnered an honorable mention for the College Football Performance Award Division I Football Championship Subdivision Receiver of the Week.

Janssen had three punts for a total of 156 yards. His average of 52.0 yards per punt broke the Pioneer Football League record for punting average in a game.

One of Janssen’s punts included a career-long 67-yard blast on his first kick in the opening period.

Blackmon hauled in a career-high nine passes for 158 yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville.


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