(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University football program swept the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) weekly honors following a 51-0 win at Waynesburg University Thursday, April 1. Junior wide receiver Ben Armbrester (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) was recognized on the offensive side, junior corner back Sean Knight (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) on the defensive side, sophomore placekicker Hayden Hairston (Milton, Ga./Milton) on special teams and freshman quarterback Ben Mills (The Woodland, Texas/Woodlands) received the Rookie of the Week accolade.
Armbrester had a career night Thursday, finishing with five catches for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It marked the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Knight intercepted a pair of passes in the win while leading the Tartans defense to their first shutout victory since the 2015 season. The junior was thrown at six times and did not allow a completion. Knight also added a tackle for loss. Thursday was his second career
game with multiple interceptions, as he posted a pair of interceptions in a 24-21 win over Case Western Reserve in 2019. Knight now has nine career interceptions, which is tied for eighth most in program history.
Hairston converted his first career point-after attempt at Waynesburg and ended the game making all seven of his point-after attempts.
Mills, in his first collegiate start, completed 10-of-18 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Limited to 35 first half snaps, he completed passes to four different receivers. His touchdown strikes came from 14, 8 and 41 yards.
Carnegie Mellon will host Geneva College on Friday, April 9 at Gesling Stadium. Kick is slated for 6:00 p.m.