Xavier Turner found the end zone three times in Saturday's Family Weekend victory against West Texas A&M and was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
Turner enjoyed a career night Saturday as he became the first Texan to rush for three touchdowns in a single game since Collin Strahan did it against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Oct. 11, 2014. He's the first Tarleton running back to find the end zone three times in a game since Zach Henshaw against Texas A&M-Commerce in 2012.
The junior from North Richland Hills topped the 100-yard mark on the ground for the first time in the purple and white as Turner went for 135 yards on 17 carries with three scores, including a long run of 45 yards to the house. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and added a five-yard reception on the night.
Turner and the Texans will hit the road for two straight, beginning Saturday with a road trip to Odessa to play UT Permian Basin at 6 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium.