NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week
Cole Austin, Coast Guard (Sr., K/FS – Flower Mound, Texas)
Austin had big day kicking a career-high three field goals and also making the game saving tackle in the Bears thrilling 38-35 win over Norwich to capture the Mug. Austin would miss a 23-yard field goal on the Bears first possession, but he would then convert three field goals in the second quarter from 21, 33 and 39 yards to give the Bears a 9-7 lead. He would make all three PAT's in the game. His biggest moment however came after the Bears took the lead with nine seconds left on the ensuing kickoff he was part of the game saving tackle at the Bear 40 to preserve the win.