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UIW QB Scott selected as 2022 Walter Payton Award recipient

(Stats Perform) - When people say "numbers never lie," they might be referencing UIW quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr., who this season posted some of the biggest passing statistics in FCS history.

Scott helped UIW reach the national semifinals for the first time. Although his team fell one win shy of playing in the national championship game, the redshirt senior made the trip to Frisco, Texas, where Saturday night he received the 2022 Stats Perform Walter Payton Award, which honors the offensive player of the year in college football's Division I subdivision.

Fordham fifth-year senior quarterback Tim DeMorat, who slightly outgained Scott for the FCS high in passing yards, finished second in the voting, while Monmouth sophomore running back Jaden Shirden, the national rushing leader, was third. A 54-member panel selected the 36th annual award, which is named for legendary running back Walter Payton, who starred at Jackson State as part of his Hall of Fame career.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Scott Jr.4657
Passing TDs: L. Scott Jr.60
Rushing Yards: M. Cooper1436
Rushing TDs: M. Cooper12
Receiving Yards: T. Grimes1255
Receiving TDs: D. Chafin18
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Southern Illinois W 64 - 29
9/10 at Nevada W 55 - 41
9/17 at Prairie View A&M W 31 - 14
9/24 at Southeastern Louisiana L 35 - 41
10/1 vs. McNeese W 48 - 20
10/8 vs. Lamar W 56 - 17
10/15 at Nicholls W 49 - 14
10/22 vs. Faulkner W 70 - 0
10/29 at Texas A&M-Commerce W 35 - 7
11/5 vs. Houston Christian W 73 - 20
11/19 at Northwestern State W 66 - 7
12/3 vs. Furman W 41 - 38
12/9 at Sacramento State W 66 - 63
12/16 at North Dakota State L 32 - 35
Southland
  Conference Overall
3 UIW 6-1 12-2
12 Southeastern Louisiana 5-1 9-4
Northwestern State 4-2 4-7
Texas A&M-Commerce 3-3 5-6
Nicholls State 3-4 3-8
McNeese State 2-4 4-7
Houston Christian 1-5 2-9
Lamar 1-5 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 8137 (1)
Passing Yards: 5097 (1)
Rushing Yards: 3040 (7)
Points per game: 51.5 (1)
Yards per game: 581.2 (2)
Touchdowns: 92 (1)
Field Goals: 9 (79)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5109 (107)
Passing Yards: 2770 (89)
Rushing Yards: 2339 (106)
Points per game: 24.7 (39)
Yards per game: 364.9 (52)
Touchdowns: 41 (77)
Field Goals: 17 (116)