GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T freshman running back Tarik Cohen (5-8, 170, Bunn, N.C.) was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Week the conference announced on Monday. It marked the second time this season Cohen has been recognized as a player of the week.
Cohen rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns in the Aggies 20-13 overtime win over Florida A&M on Saturday. Cohen averaged 6.6 yards per carry and ran the ball on all four of the Aggies’ overtime plays and scored the winning touchdown on a 7-yard run. Cohen came needing 157 yards to earn the Aggies single-season freshman rushing record, previously held by Barry Turner at 556 yards in 1990.
Cohen now has 610 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He has started the Aggies’ last three games and has compiled a combined 481 yards in those games. Cohen and the Aggies will host Virginia University of Lynchburg 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 for their 2013 Homecoming game at Aggie Stadium.