ST. PAUL, Minn. – Another huge rushing performance has brought another Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for Eureka College junior running back LeAnthony Reasnover (Momence, Ill./Momence H.S.), the league office announced Monday. Reasnover ran for 252 yards and broke his own single-game school record with seven rushing touchdowns in the Red Devils' 63-26 victory at Martin Luther that clinched the league's outright championship.
Reasnover has now won the award three times in a row, four times in 2017 and seven times in his three-year career. He scored three times in the first quarter on Saturday, including a 58-yard run that gave the Red Devil the lead for good and a 56-yard score that pushed EC's lead to two possessions. He added a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter and three more scores in a dominant third quarter that turned a 10-point halftime lead into a decisive 56-26 lead after three periods.
With all 10 regular-season games complete, Reasnover has continued re-writing Eureka's record book and now owns six program rushing records – all-time yardage (3,808) and touchdowns (55), single-season yardage (1,834) and touchdowns (31), as well as single-game yardage (355 vs. St. Scholastica) and touchdowns (seven at Martin Luther). Additionally, he is currently the NCAA Division III leader with 1,834 rushing yards, 192 total points scored, 32 total touchdowns and 31 rushing touchdowns.
Reasnover and the UMAC champion Red Devils (8-2, 8-1 UMAC) will break from game competition this weekend before learning its first-round NCAA playoffs opponent this Sunday. Eureka will open first-round competition in its first-ever NCAA postseason on Saturday, Nov. 18.