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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: L. Brihm Jr.1370
Passing TDs: L. Brihm Jr.11
Rushing Yards: J. Thompkins371
Rushing TDs: J. Thompkins6
Receiving Yards: F. Brown439
Receiving TDs: F. Brown7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Alcorn State Cancelled
9/10 at North Texas L 20 - 41
9/17 vs. Tennessee State L 24 - 31
9/24 at Savannah State L 10 - 16
10/1 vs. North Carolina Central L 14 - 31
10/8 at South Carolina State Postponed
10/15 vs. North Carolina A&T L 35 - 52
10/22 at Norfolk State W 21 - 14
10/29 vs. Delaware State W 41 - 10
11/5 at Morgan State W 41 - 10
11/19 at Florida A&M W 39 - 19
11/26 at South Carolina State L 7 - 28
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
20 North Carolina Central 8-0 9-2
17 North Carolina A&T 7-1 9-3
South Carolina State 5-3 5-6
Hampton 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: 3308 (105)
Passing Yards: 1838 (99)
Rushing Yards: 1470 (86)
Points per game: 25.2 (73)
Yards per game: 330.8 (97)
Touchdowns: 32 (77)
Field Goals: 6 (98)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3504 (13)
Passing Yards: 1762 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1742 (55)
Points per game: 25.2 (48)
Yards per game: 350.4 (38)
Touchdowns: 30 (24)
Field Goals: 10 (68)
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