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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: C. York1116
Passing TDs: C. York12
Rushing Yards: B. Ford567
Rushing TDs: B. Ford5
Receiving Yards: D. Burroughs348
Receiving TDs: D. Burroughs3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at UCF L 0 - 38
9/10 at Louisiana Tech L 24 - 53
9/17 at 5 Clemson L 0 - 59
9/24 at Florida A&M W 48 - 14
10/8 vs. Bethune-Cookman Postponed
10/15 at Howard W 14 - 9
10/22 vs. Delaware State W 30 - 3
10/29 at Hampton L 26 - 28
11/5 at North Carolina A&T L 20 - 30
11/12 vs. Norfolk State L 10 - 13
11/19 vs. Savannah State W 32 - 0
11/26 vs. Bethune-Cookman W 28 - 7
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: 3204 (112)
Passing Yards: 1541 (117)
Rushing Yards: 1663 (68)
Points per game: 21.1 (97)
Yards per game: 291.3 (114)
Touchdowns: 29 (91)
Field Goals: 7 (85)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3722 (21)
Passing Yards: 2221 (38)
Rushing Yards: 1501 (33)
Points per game: 23.1 (29)
Yards per game: 338.4 (24)
Touchdowns: 29 (23)
Field Goals: 13 (99)
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