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Beckwith again honored for play in Saxons’ victory at Buff State

ALFRED, NY -- Alfred University junior fullback Chuck Beckwith (Victor, NY/Victor) has been honored again for his big game Saturday, when the Saxon football team defeated then nationally-ranked Buffalo State.

Beckwith was named Tuesday to the Team of the Week. He rushed for a career single-game best 177 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries as the Saxons opened Empire 8 Conference play with a 40-17 win over then-24th-ranked Buff State. He had touchdown runs of 31, 52 and 80 yards ­– all in the second half – as AU rallied from a 10-7 halftime deficit.


Beckwith led a rushing attack that produced 401 yards on the ground against the Bengals. On Monday, he was named Empire 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Buff State.


The Saxons (2-1, 1-0 E8) are idle this weekend and return to action on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. against visiting Ithaca on Homecoming.