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Cohen, Leonard earn top MEAC awards

(STATS) - North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen became the first three-time winner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's offensive player of the year award and South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard was named the defensive player of the year Tuesday.

Cohen, a 5-foot-6, 179-pound senior, led the MEAC with 1,588 rushing yards and became the conference's all-time leading rusher with 5,619. He scored 19 touchdowns and averaged 7.5 yards per carry for N.C. A&T, which finished with a 9-3 record.

He finished fifth in the voting for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, which honors the national offensive player of the year.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Stanley1362
Passing TDs: R. Stanley8
Rushing Yards: D. Bowers400
Rushing TDs: D. Bowers4
Receiving Yards: B. Norwood471
Receiving TDs: B. Norwood4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Miami (FL) L 3 - 70
9/10 at Coastal Carolina L 10 - 49
9/17 vs. Tuskegee L 17 - 20
9/24 vs. South Carolina State L 14 - 48
10/1 vs. Savannah State W 19 - 14
10/8 at North Carolina Central L 13 - 17
10/15 at Delaware State W 41 - 27
10/22 vs. Hampton W 31 - 14
10/29 at North Carolina A&T L 17 - 42
11/12 vs. Morgan State W 22 - 21
11/19 vs. Bethune-Cookman L 19 - 39
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
20 North Carolina Central 8-0 9-2
17 North Carolina A&T 7-1 9-3
Hampton 5-3 5-6
South Carolina State 5-3 5-6
Bethune-Cookman 4-4 4-6
Florida A&M 4-4 4-7
Norfolk State 3-5 4-7
Savannah State 3-5 3-7
Morgan State 3-5 3-8
Howard 2-6 2-9
Delaware State 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3280 (107)
Passing Yards: 2102 (86)
Rushing Yards: 1178 (108)
Points per game: 18.7 (109)
Yards per game: 298.2 (110)
Touchdowns: 24 (106)
Field Goals: 11 (47)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4191 (52)
Passing Yards: 1790 (5)
Rushing Yards: 2401 (105)
Points per game: 32.8 (96)
Yards per game: 381.0 (56)
Touchdowns: 47 (106)
Field Goals: 5 (5)
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