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Briscoe, Gubrud, Kupp invited to Payton Award announcement

(STATS) - Record-setting performances have been a constant this season for the three players who Tuesday were invited to the announcement of the 2016 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award.

Sam Houston State's Jeremiah Briscoe and Eastern Washington teammates Gage Gubrud and Cooper Kupp hope to claim what's known as the Heisman of the FCS level, an award that is in its 30th anniversary season and will be handed out at the STATS FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation in Frisco, Texas on Jan. 6 - the eve of the national championship game.

A national panel of over 150 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries voted on the Payton Award, which had 25 finalists from 13 FCS conferences. Briscoe and Gubrud are quarterbacks, while Kupp, last year's Payton recipient, is a wide receiver.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Humphries3116
Passing TDs: K. Humphries23
Rushing Yards: M. McGraw571
Rushing TDs: M. McGraw6
Receiving Yards: J. Gandy976
Receiving TDs: J. Gandy11
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Illinois L 3 - 52
9/10 vs. Missouri State L 22 - 28
9/17 at Southern Illinois L 17 - 50
9/24 vs. Southeast Missouri State L 16 - 17
10/1 at Austin Peay W 45 - 17
10/15 vs. UT Martin L 31 - 38
10/22 at Eastern Illinois W 40 - 38
10/29 vs. Tennessee State W 38 - 31
11/5 at Eastern Kentucky W 41 - 28
11/12 vs. Jacksonville State L 15 - 33
11/19 at Tennessee Tech L 19 - 55
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
2 Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
Tennessee-Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Murray State 4-4 4-7
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4193 (62)
Passing Yards: 3337 (12)
Rushing Yards: 856 (119)
Points per game: 26.1 (66)
Yards per game: 381.2 (65)
Touchdowns: 33 (73)
Field Goals: 20 (2)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5381 (120)
Passing Yards: 3139 (117)
Rushing Yards: 2242 (98)
Points per game: 35.2 (109)
Yards per game: 489.2 (120)
Touchdowns: 46 (103)
Field Goals: 14 (110)
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