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UIW Freshman QB Ward Wins 2020-21 Jerry Rice Award

(Stats Perform) - The way UIW quarterback Cameron Ward threw the ball this season, Jerry Rice surely wanted to catch passes from him.Ward was announced on Monday as recipient of the 2020-21 Stats Perform FCS Jerry Rice Award, which honors the top freshman player in college football's Division I subdivision.

Named after the legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver, the Rice is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. Ward, selected from 16 finalists, will be honored on an FCS National Awards show to air on Bally Sports Regional Networks (formerly Fox Sports Regional Networks) on May 15.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound standout from West Columbia, Texas, needed only six games to set UIW's record for touchdown passes in a season with 24. The Southland Conference freshman of the year set the Cardinals' single-game record and matched it a week later with six scoring passes against nationally ranked opponents Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Ward2260
Passing TDs: C. Ward24
Rushing Yards: K. Brown775
Rushing TDs: K. Brown5
Receiving Yards: R. Ferrel474
Receiving TDs: R. Ferrel6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Northwestern State Postponed
9/12 at Lamar Postponed
9/26 vs. Sam Houston Postponed
10/10 vs. Presbyterian Postponed
10/17 vs. Southeastern Louisiana Postponed
10/31 at Nicholls Postponed
11/7 vs. Houston Baptist Postponed
12/12 at Arkansas State Cancelled
2/27 at McNeese W 48 - 20
3/6 at Lamar W 42 - 20
3/20 vs. Southeastern Louisiana W 56 - 45
3/27 at Nicholls L 45 - 75
4/10 vs. Northwestern State L 47 - 49
4/17 vs. Sam Houston L 14 - 42
Southland
  Conference Overall
4 Sam Houston State 6-0 8-0
20 Southeastern Louisiana 4-2 4-3
23 Nicholls State 3-3 4-3
UIW 3-3 3-3
Stephen F. Austin 0-0 6-4
Central Arkansas 0-0 5-4
Houston Baptist 0-0 1-3
Abilene Christian 0-0 1-5
Lamar 2-4 2-4
McNeese State 2-4 3-4
Northwestern State 1-5 1-5
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3314 (15)
Passing Yards: 2263 (9)
Rushing Yards: 1051 (30)
Points per game: 42.0 (3)
Yards per game: 552.3 (1)
Touchdowns: 33 (7)
Field Goals: 5 (54)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3198 (90)
Passing Yards: 1908 (89)
Rushing Yards: 1290 (83)
Points per game: 41.8 (97)
Yards per game: 533.0 (99)
Touchdowns: 31 (93)
Field Goals: 10 (93)
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