Conference and Independent Players of the Week
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFF. LINEMAN Melvin Rogers, Sr., G, CHOWAN
RECEIVER Josh Barrett, So., CHOWAN - 5
rec., 135 yards, 2 TDs vs. Livingstone.
OFF. BACK Creven Powell, Jr., QB, ECSU -
14 of 28, 314 passing yards, 2 TDs, rushed for TD vs. BSU.
DEF. LINEMAN Marcus Crump, Sr., DE, SAC -
3 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, vs. JC Smith.
LB Gerard Atkinson, Sr., FSU - 13 tackles,
interception retuned 72 yards for TD vs. Shaw.
DEF. BACK Terence Peete, Jr., BSU - 8 tackles,
1 for loss, recovered fumble returned for TD vs. ECSU.
ROOKIE Emmanuel Yeager, Fr., QB, BSU - 12 of
22 for 170 yards, 1 TD, 3 ints., off the bench vs. ECSU.
SPECIAL TEAMS Austin Turner, So., PK, FSU
- 28 and 40 yard FGs, 9 punts for 45.3 avg.
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE Malcolm Long, Jr., QB, SCSU - 16
of 23 for 206 passing yards, 1 TD vs. NSU. Also had
7 carries for 22 yards and a TD.
DEFENSE Phillips Adams, Sr., DB, SCSU -
5 tackles, 4 solos, 31-yard fumble return for TD
ROOKIE Kory Kowalski, Fr., WR/KR, BCU -
Hit 40-yard FG with 2:12 left to seal win over DelState.
SPECIAL TEAMS Blake Erickson, So, PK/P,
SCSU - Made 3 of 3 field goals (39, 30, 32) and was 5 of
5 on PATs vs. NSU. Also averaged 37.2 yards on 4 punts.
LINEMAN Ryan Cave, Sr., RG, HAMPTON -
92% grade, 5 pancakes in win over Howard.
SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE Demetrice Johnson, Sr., RB, ASU -
Rushed for 240 yards on 29 carries and scored
2 TDs, also had 2 receptions for 27 yards vs. Miles.
DEFENSE Justin Hannah, Sr., DB, TU -
Four tackles, 1 interception returned 26 yards for TD
and returned a PAT for 2-point score vs. Morehouse.
NEWCOMER Darryl Perry, So., DB, MILES -
13 tackles, 2 for losses, a fumble recovery vs.
SPECIAL TEAMS Christopher Khan, Sr., P, TU
- Punted 8 times for 41.4 yard average.
OFFENSIVE LINE Brian Beeler, Jr., OL, KSU -
91% grade, no sacks and 8 knockdowns.
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE K. J. Black, Jr., QB, PV A&M -
Second straight POW award after completing 22 of 33 passes for 341 yards and 1 TD and
rushing for a TD vs. Alabama State.
DEFENSE Brandon Morris, So., DE, ALCORN STATE -
8 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 QB hurries, 1 fumble recovery returned 24 yards for TD vs. MVSU.
NEWCOMER Robert Joseph, Fr., DB, TSU - Game-high 13 tackles vs. Rutgers.
SPECIAL TEAMS Carlos Reyes, Sr., PK, UAPB -
Good on 2 field goals (26, 42) and both PATS
vs. Jackson State.
INDEPENDENT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE Preston Brown, Sr., RB, Tenn. State -
Carried 19 times for 74 yards and 2 TDs including a 2-yard score with 1:34 left that
was the game-winner vs. 16th-ranked Eastern Kentucky.
DEFENSE Eugene Clifford, Jr., S, Tenn. State -
Returned a first-quarter interception 66 yards to paydirt vs. Eastern Kentucky.
Finished with just one tackle.
SPECIAL TEAMS Robert Vipond, PK, Tenn. State -
Kicked a 41-yard field goal vs. SE Mo. State.
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