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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: K. Johnson1337
Passing TDs: K. Johnson8
Rushing Yards: A. Philyaw1230
Rushing TDs: A. Philyaw9
Receiving Yards: K. Anthony535
Receiving TDs: K. Anthony6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Maryland L 13 - 52
9/10 at Rutgers L 14 - 52
9/17 vs. Hampton L 7 - 34
9/24 at Morgan State L 24 - 28
10/1 at Norfolk State W 33 - 28
10/8 vs. Monmouth L 27 - 59
10/15 vs. South Carolina State L 9 - 14
10/22 vs. North Carolina A&T L 7 - 34
10/29 at Savannah State L 27 - 31
11/12 at North Carolina Central L 21 - 30
11/19 vs. Delaware State W 26 - 21
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: 3687 (96)
Passing Yards: 1697 (110)
Rushing Yards: 1990 (38)
Points per game: 18.9 (107)
Yards per game: 335.2 (96)
Touchdowns: 27 (95)
Field Goals: 6 (99)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4573 (85)
Passing Yards: 2157 (35)
Rushing Yards: 2416 (108)
Points per game: 34.8 (105)
Yards per game: 415.7 (88)
Touchdowns: 47 (108)
Field Goals: 9 (49)
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