Christian Lopez named Big South Co-Offensive Player of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — University of North Alabama senior quarterback Christian Lopez of Henderson, Nev., has been named Big South Conference Football Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Lions’ 34-30 win on the road at Gardner-Webb Saturday.

Lopez threw for a career high 446 yards and four touchdowns and led a game-winning, 72-yard touchdown drive in the final minutes of the game to lift the Lions to the win.

It was Lopez’s second game-winning fourth quarter drive this season and the sixth in his two seasons at UNA.

Lopez completed 28-of-44 passes with no interceptions and hit three different receivers with touchdown passes in Andre LittleDexter Boykin (2) and Jakobi Byrd.

The game-winning score came on a 16-yard pass from Lopez to Boykin with just 1:57 remaining in the game.

Lopez shares the award with Monmouth’s Pete Guerriero, who set a school record for all-purpose yards with 303 on a career-high 237 rushing yards and four total touchdowns.

Lopez finished his career at UNA in the Top 10 in many of the Lions’ career passing categories. He finished sixth in career passing yards (4,883), seventh in career completions (331), eighth in career pass attempts (592), tied for seventh in career touchdown passes (32) and 10th in career total yards (5,177). He accomplished those marks in just 21 career games.

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