Wilmington College quarterback Luke Creditt is the Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Creditt led the Fightin’ Quakers to a 37-30 victory over Capital Saturday, breaking a 40-game OAC losing streak and a 16-game skid to the Crusaders.
“It is great for Luke to have this moment,” said Wilmington head coach Bryan Moore. “He has been through a lot of rough situations during his career here at Wilmington. He is a mentally tough kid, a fighter, and a great competitor. When we needed him the most, he was able to elevate his game and make some plays on his own. He gets out of a lot of bad situations. This year he is making better decisions with the football and so far, has done a nice job of not making bad situations worse. I think that happens naturally with maturity and getting comfortable in an offense.”
A season after throwing just five touchdowns, Creditt threw five scoring strikes in Saturday’s game. He completed 18-of-30 passes for 297 yards and did not throw an interceptions. It was the 11th time in school history a quarterback threw at least five touchdown passes in a game.
He is the second WC player to earn an OAC weekly honor this season. Freshman Parris Weathersby earned OAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after Wilmington’s season opening victory over Earlham.
Wilmington has scored 114 points through three games, which is one point less than the Fightin’ Quakers’ 2016 total. Part of the reason for WC’s success has been the ability to keep Creditt upright. He was sacked 36 times, or 3.6 times a game, last season, and has been sacked just once in three games this year.
Wilmington (2-1 overall, 1-1 OAC) travels to University Heights to grapple with John Carroll 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Blue Streaks, the reigning OAC champions, began the season ranked eighth nationally, but fell out of the Div. III Top 25 after a 47-21 loss to Heidelberg.