Charlotte, N.C. - Freshman running back Edwin Gowins (Bellport, N.Y.) was honored by the Big South Conference today when he was named the league's Freshman of the Week for his performance in Stony Brook's game against Gardner-Webb on Saturday. It was the fourth time this season Gowins has been selected as the Freshman of the Week, the most selections of any player in the conference.
Gowins led all players with a career-high 185 yards rushing against Gardner-Webb, which entered the game holding opponents to 97.0 rushing yards per game. Gowins scored the game's first touchdown on a 49-yard scamper, and later scored from three yards out to give Stony Brook a 26-14 lead in the second quarter. In the fourth stanza, Gowins reeled off a 57-yard run that set up the Seawolves' final touchdown of the day. Five of his 15 carries went for at least 10 yards and eight of his attempts resulted in first downs. He averaged 12.3 yards per carry, third-highest in the SBU record books.