ANNVILLE, N.J. — FDU-Florham football wide receiver Esaun Mobley (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore linebacker Isaiah Turner (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills) notched the MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Mobley and Turner played key roles in FDU-Florham’s 32-28 win on the road to spoil conferece rival Wilkes’ Homecoming. The win was the Devils first of the season and the 100th in program history.
Mobley recorded a game-high nine catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns. The senior caught a 15-yard touchdown pass just over a minute into the contest to put the Devils up, 6-0. In the second quarter, Mobley grabbed a four-yard catch to widen FDU-Florham’s lead, 19-0. Finally, the wide receiver hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass at the start of the third quarter to put the scoreboard at 26-14 in favor of the Devils. He also had catches of 31 and 27 yards and his 16.1 yards per catch and grab of 37 yards were also game-highs.
On defense, Turner was everywhere for FDU-Florham, making a game-high 19 tackles, tying the school record for most tackles in a single game. Those included eight solo tackles by the sophomore. Turner also had 1.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards and a game-high 5.5 tackles for loss for a loss of 18 yards. In the first quarter, the linebacker made six tackles including one for a loss of three yards. In the final two plays of the quarter, he made a sack for a loss of seven yards. He followed that up with a two tackles for a total loss of five yards in the second quarter and later completed the third quarter with a tackle for a loss of two yards and a sack for a loss of two yards.
Up next, the Devils return home to take on Lycoming College on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in Madison, N.J.
*Mobley is pictured catching one of his nine receptions in FDU’s big win over Wilkes.