EKU's Sam Hayworth closed out a very productive college career with a record-breaking performance Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala.
The senior connected on five-of-six field goal attempts and a pair of extra points in a 29-23 win over the Gamecocks (6-6).
The win assured the Colonels (7-5, 5-3 OVC) a second-straight winning season.
Hayworth's 17 kicking points are the most in a game in school history -- one more then Jamie Lovett recorded in 1983 against Youngstown State.
Hayworth's five field goals tied the school record, which was also set by Lovett 36 years ago.
The senior from Ormond Beach, Fla., connected on attempts of 24, 25, 28, 34 and a career-best 50 yards as the Colonels beat the Gamecocks for the first time since 2012.
On Sunday, Hayworth was named the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week for the fourth time in his career.
On Monday, the senior kicker was honored as one of the STATS FCS National Players of the Week.
Hayworth was 18-of-22 on field goal attempts this season and 37-for-37 on extra points.
He finished his career with 33 field goals and never missed an extra-point (70-of-70).
Hayworth attempted only three field goals through the first six games of the season, but came up big in the final two months for the Colonels.
The senior had four field goals against Eastern Illinois, connected on all three attempts against Tennessee Tech and was 2-for-2 in match-ups with Murray State and Austin Peay.
Hayworth leads the OVC in scoring this season with 7.6 points per game. He is second in the conference in field goal percentage (81.8 percent) and field goals per game (1.50 per game). He also ranks ninth in the nation in field goals per game and 16th in field goal percentage.