POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Senior quarterback Chuckie Looney (Ocala, Fla.) of the Marist football team has been named Pioneer Football League (PFL) Co-Offensive Player of the Week. It is the fourth time this season Looney has earned a PFL award, the highest total of any player in the league this season.
Looney tied his own school record by throwing for five touchdowns in Marist’s 42-35 win over Jacksonville at Tenney Stadium on Saturday. He completed 26 of 36 passes for 362 yards. His touchdown passes covered 15, 76, 1, 4 and 28 yards.
With the score tied at 28, Looney threw a four-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Armani Martin (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) with nine seconds left in the third quarter, which gave Marist the lead for good. Looney then threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Martin early in the fourth quarter to expand the Red Foxes’ lead to two scores.
On the season, Looney has thrown a school-record 25 touchdown passes against just seven interceptions, and has thrown for 2,337 yards. He is sixth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in touchdown passes. Looney is Marist’s career record holder in completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes.
Looney shared the award with Butler quarterback Matt Lancaster.
With its win over Jacksonville, Marist (6-3 overall, 5-1 PFL) clinched a winning season and maintained its position of being tied for first in the league standings. The Red Foxes are one of four teams in the PFL with just one loss in league play. The PFL regular-season champion earns an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.
The Red Foxes return to action this Saturday at Campbell (2-7, 1-5). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.