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AU’s Dwyer earns Empire 8 honors

ALFRED, NY — Austin Dwyer (Hornell, NY/Hornell), a freshman tailback on the Alfred University football team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Dwyer was honored for his play in the Saxons’ 35-28 victory at Springfield in the team’s conference opener Saturday afternoon. He rushed 22 times for a career high 168 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 33 yards and another score. With 39 return yards, Dwyer finished the day with 239 all-purpose yards.

Alfred (3-0, 1-0 Empire 8) is ranked 25th in both the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and national polls. The Saxons are in action next on Saturday, Oct. 2, when they host Frostburg (MD) State in their annual Homecoming game at 1 p.m.