StFX running back Malcolm Bussey, StFX defensive back Brandyn Martin and Laval returner Mathieu Robitaille are the U SPORTS Football Players of the Week, for the period ending Nov. 7, 2021.
Offensive Player of the Week: Malcolm Bussey, StFX X-Men
A first-year arts student from Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Bussey was named crucial in the X-Men’s 13-7 win over Acadia on Saturday, closing out their regular season with a 6-0 record.
The running back had 34 carries for 215 yards, averaging 6.3 yards/rush, including a long of 25 yards. He currently leads the conference in rushing with 110 yards/game, averaging 6.2 yards/rush with 666 total rushing yards in the regular season.
- CW: Isaiah Knight, running back, UBC
- OUA: Rasheed Tucker, running back, Queen’s
- RSEQ: Kevin Mital, receiver, Laval
- AUS: Malcolm Bussey, running back, StFX (Winner)
Defensive Player of the Week: Brandyn Martin, defensive back, StFX
A human kinetics student from Melfort, Saskatchewan, Martin led the X-Men in tackling in Saturday’s 13-7 win over the Acadia Axemen. The defensive back had 11 tackles in the game—all of which were solo tackles—including three tackles for a loss of yards and two sacks for a loss of seven yards.
Martin finishes the AUS regular season with 21.5 total tackles, including 19 solo tackles.
- CW: Clovis Lumeka, defensive back, Saskatchewan
- OUA: Chris Ciguineau, defensive back, Ottawa
- RSEQ: Harold Miessan, linebacker, Montreal
- AUS: Brandyn Martin, defensive back, StFX (Winner)
Special Teams Player of the Week: Mathieau Robitaille, Laval Rouge et Or
Mathieu Robitaille completely turned the game on its side at the end of the second quarter on Saturday in the Rouge et Or 30-10 victory over the Concordia Stingers.
With the Rouge et Or trailing 10-6 with less than two minutes to go in the first half, Robitaille pulled off a spectacular 48-yard punt return. The return allowed the Rouge et Or excellent field position, leading to a touchdown with just a second to go at the half. After returning the kick, the Rouge et Or scored the last 24 points of the game.
- CW: Owen Brown, kicker, UBC
- OUA: Ethan Monaghan, defensive back, Guelph
- RSEQ: Mathieu Robitaille, kick returner, Laval (Winner)
- AUS: Max Capriotti, kicker/punter, StFX