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FCS Conference Players of the Week 9/14/2009
Northern Colorado running back Andre Harris, a 6-foot, 215-pound junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., carried the ball 20 times for 152 yards with two touchdowns as the Bears snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 31-12 victory over the University of San Diego. Harris averaged 7.6 yards per carry, ripping off non-scoring runs of 39 and 45 yards. Harris scored on a 7-yard run with 11:43 to play to put the Bears up 24-12. He capped the scoring with a 19-yard run with 7:59 to play. Harris also caught four passes for 37 yards, giving him 189 all-purpose yards. This is the first Player of the Week honor for Harris.
Montana cornerback Trumaine Johnson, a 6-3, 197-pound sophomore from Stockton, Calif., intercepted two passes in the end zone, tallied six tackles – one for a loss – and a pass breakup in the fifth-ranked Grizzlies’ come-from-behind 17-10 road victory over UC Davis. Johnson halted the Aggies’ first drive when he intercepted quarterback Greg Denham in the end zone. He also ended the Aggies’ final drive and secured the victory by intercepting Denham in the end zone on a fourth-down play with 51 seconds remaining. This is the first Player of the Week honor for Johnson.
Portland State kicker Zach Brown, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound freshman from Keizer, Ore., booted field goals of 52 and 46 yards in Portland State’s 34-10 victory over Southern Oregon. Brown’s 52-yard field goal came in the second quarter and put the Vikings up 17-3. It was the longest field goal by a Portland State kicker in 22 years and was 3-yards shy of tying the school record. Brown added the 46-yarder in the fourth quarter. Brown was also 4-for-4 on extra points and finished the game with 10 points. This is the first Player of the Week honor for Brown.
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Gardner-Webb quarterback Stan Doolittle, a senior, led Gardner-Webb to a 27-20 road win at Western Carolina on Saturday. He helped GWU build a 20-0 lead, then directed the game-winning rally in the final minutes. Doolittle finished with 295 of Gardner-Webb’s 349 yards of total offense, went 23-of-40 passing for 265 yards and one touchdown, and added 30 yards on the ground. He managed a 12-play, 79-yard game-winning touchdown drive in 4 minutes and 16 seconds, where he completed 4-of-6 passes for 56 yards and three first downs, before capping the drive with his one-yard sneak with 2:02 remaining for the final margin.
Gardner-Webb LB Stan Patterson, a junior, recorded seven tackles from his linebacker position, including six solo stops, in the Runnin’ Bulldogs road win at Western Carolina. He added 2.0 tackles-for-loss (minus-6 yards), including a four-yard sack. He helped limit Western Carolina to 43 rushing yards on 25 attempts, 3-of-14 on third downs, and two fourth down stops.
Stony Brook kicker Wesley Skiffington, a redshirt-freshman, scored seven of Stony Brook’s 13 points at Colgate on Saturday. He hit a pair of 36-yard field goals to set his career-long, and made his lone extra point attempt. Skiffington extended his perfect streak in his first season as the Seawolves’ place kicker, making 3-of-3 FG and 2-of-2 PATs in two games.
Liberty running back Aldreakis Allen rushed 13 times for 50 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Liberty’s win over North Carolina Central. He scored his first career touchdown, finding the end zone from one-yard out in the fourth quarter to give the Flames a 21-10 lead. Allen’s score was a momentum changer, as Liberty scored one play after forcing an NCCU fumble that allowed the Flames to pull away from the Eagles.
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Offensive Player of the Week - Eric Ward, QB, Richmond
Ward, the CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week, accounted for 296 total yards (247 pass, 46 rush), threw for a touchdown and rushed for another as the top-ranked Spiders came from behind to beat Delaware, 16-15, Saturday on the road. The Atlanta, Ga., native was 22-for-32 passing and completed balls to eight different receivers. He also rushed 10 times, with five of his attempts resulting in first downs. Ward’s 247 yards passing stand as the third-best single-game total in his career. He also became the Spiders’ career leader in total offense in the contest, now with 8,081 yards to overtake Bob Bleier’s 7,991. Ward was six-for-eight passing in the final quarter and accounted for 69 yards of total offense as the Spiders scored nine unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the win.
Defensive Player of the Week - Devon Jackson, LB, New Hampshire
Jackson, the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week, recorded eight total tackles (five solo, three assisted), garnered a sack for five yards and had 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards) in No. 9 New Hampshire’s 23-16 win at Ball State. Jackson led a Wildcat defense which limited the Cardinals to just 127 yards of total offense, and helped UNH earn its fifth-straight win over an FBS foe. The Williamstown, N.J., native, forced a key Ball State fumble in the fourth quarter which gave New Hampshire the ball for the final drive, and allowed it to run out the clock.
Special Teams Player of the Week - B.W. Webb, DB/PR, William and Mary
Webb, the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week, helped No. 7 William and Mary topple Central Connecticut State, 33-14, Saturday at Zable Stadium. The redshirt-freshman, who earned numerous defensive player of the week honors last week, logged three punt returns for a total of 89 yards and had a long return of 42 in the win. The Newport News, Va., native also recorded four tackles for the Tribe which gave up just 78 rushing yards on the night.
Rookie of the Week - Darryl Hamilton, DB, Richmond
Hamilton earned the Rookie of the Week honor after recording his first collegiate interception, marking a key play in No. 1 Richmond’s come-from-behind win on the road at Delaware, 16-15. The Centreville, Va., native’s pick and subsequent 33-yard return gave the Spiders the ball at the Blue Hen 10-yardline with 7:25 left in the game. On the ensuing drive, Richmond kicker Andrew Howard connected on a 23-yard field goal which proved to the be the game-winner. Hamilton, a redshirt-freshman, also made three tackles in the game and forced a fumble.
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WR Chris Carter - UC Davis (6-0, 195, Sr., Danville, Calif.)
UC Davis wide receiver Chris Carter shattered a school record with 18 receptions while picking up a career-high 190 receiving yards during the Aggies’ tough loss to Montana. He had 10 catches in the second half including a long of 42 yards late in the fourth quarter as UC Davis tried to catch the Grizzlies. His receptions broke the previous mark of 15 set by Tony Kays in 2005 while his yards eclipsed his previous best of 189 yards (on a previous career-high 13 receptions) at Central Arkansas last year. Carter’s 18 catches are the most among all NCAA FCS teams this season while his 190 yards rank sixth in the FCS.
LB Carlton Gillespie - Cal Poly (6-1, 235, Sr., Oxnard, Calif.)
Cal Poly’s Carlton Gillespie recorded Cal Poly’s only sack of the game and finished with five tackles, two for lost yardage. He also as credited with a quarterback hurry as Cal Poly defeated Sacramento State 38-19 in the opener of the Tim Walsh era. Cal Poly’s defense held Sacramento State to just 288 total yards and forced four turnovers.
P Colton Schmidt - UC Davis (5-11, 190, Fr., Bakersfield, Calif.)
Freshman Colton Schmidt punted just four times and averaged just 34.2 yards per attempt, but he made the most of those kicks with three landing inside the 20 and putting Montana in poor field position. Schmidt pinned the Grizzlies at the 3 with a 31-yard kick in the second quarter and then forced them to start at their 11 a little later in the quarter after a fair catch. His 27-yarder late in the third quarter resulted in a fair catch at the Montana 9.
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Mike Mayhew, of North Carolina A&T, earned Rookie of the Week honors while teammate Jason Valmont was named Offensive Lineman of the Week. LeRoy Vann of Florida A&M earned the Special Teams Player of the Week honor, respectively.
FAMU’s Curtis Pulley (QB, 6-4, 200, Sr., Hopkinsville, Ky.) tallied 243 yards of total offense as the Rattlers defeated Winston-Salem State, 34-10, in a nationally broadcast game on ESPNU. Pulley completed 17-of-21 passes for 209 yards with three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 10 times for 34 yards.
SCSU’s David Erby (LB, 6-0, 220, r-Jr., Rock Hill, S.C.) anchored the Bulldogs defense that limited Bethune-Cookman to 97 total offensive yards including 14 yards rushing. Erby recorded 12 tackles, nine solo, with two for a loss of 14 yards. He also notched one sack with an 11 yard loss to help S.C. State to a 2-0 regular season start.
Mayhew (RB, 5-10, 205, So., Charlotte, N.C.) aided North Carolina A&T to a 17-13 win over Norfolk State and scored the Aggies game-winning touchdown for the second straight week. Mayhew rushed 14 times for 87 yards and one touchdown. He also caught one pass for 13 yards. Mayhew carried the ball on every play of a 61-yard drive to start the second half that ended with an 8-yard scoring run.
Valmont (LT, 6-5, 330, Jr., Baltimore, Md.) made several key blocks to open the second half and help the Aggies to a 17-13 victory over Norfolk State. Valmont graded out at 92-percent of his assignments and assisted the Aggies that accounted for 231 yards of total offense. He also recorded four pancake blocks.
Vann (DB, 5-9, 185, Sr., Tampa, Fla.) recorded two punt returns for touchdowns in the Rattlers win over the Rams. His two returns, one for 95 and another for 80 yards, aided him towards breaking FAMU’s career record for punt returns for touchdowns with five total.
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QB Pat Grace, UNI, Sr., 6-2, 240, Sioux City (Iowa) Heelan High
Grace accounted for 7 TDs, passed for 455 yards and led UNI to a 66-7 victory over South Dakota, while only playing only three plays into the second half. Grace passed for four scores and ran for three others in guiding the Panthers to a 52-7 lead with 8:23 left in the third quarter before departing the game. In addition to his 4 TD passes, Grace also had scoring runs of 1, 11 and 3 yards in the triumph. Grace’s total offense figure of 477 yards is fifth-best all-time in league history, while his passing yardage figure of 455 yards ranks No. 7 all-time.
LB Derek Domino, South Dakota State, Jr., 6-3, 230, Spring Lake Park (Minn.) High
Domino recorded a game-high 11 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, in South Dakota State’s 44-6 victory over Georgia Southern on Sept. 19. It marked the first-ever win against Georgia Southern for South Dakota State (in four tries). Domino also recovered a fumble as SDSU forced four turnovers, notched nine sacks and held the Eagles to their lowest point total since 1995.
PK Kyle Harris, South Dakota State, So., 5-10, 185, Florissant (Mo.) Hazelwood Central High
Filling in for all-conference kicker Peter Reifenrath, Harris connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts and all five extra-point tries for 14 points in the Jackrabbits’ 44-6 victory over Georgia Southern. Harris’ field goals covered 44, 37 and 40 yards, missing from 46 yards. His field goal attempts were the first of his career. He also recorded two touchbacks on kickoffs.
C Austin Richard, North Dakota State, 6-2, 319, So., Fargo (N.D.) South High
Graded out at 98 percent and had eight knockdowns in the Bison 48-45 loss at Sam Houston State. Richard, who moved into the starting role at center this season, helped NDSU rush for 188 yards and three TDs on 33 attempts for an average of 5.7 ypc. That performance was highlighted by Pat Paschall’s career-high 176 yard effort. The Bison had 419 yards of total offense.
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Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Larry McCoy, Duquesne
Fr., RB, 5-11, 215, Wytheville, VA/George Lythe
McCoy amassed the highest rushing total the Northeast Conference has seen thus far this season. The rookie running back carried 34 times for 195 yards, more than any Duke since 2003, in a 14-7 setback at Nicholls State. Eight of McCoy’s rushes went for at least 10 yards. The 5-foot-11 freshman totaled 76 yards on seven attempts in the fourth quarter, nearly carrying Duquesne to a road victory before Nicholls’ fake-punt touchdown did in the Dukes.
John Kelly, Saint Francis (PA)
Fr., QB, 6-1, 203, Tuscarora, MD/Tuscarora
Kelly was responsible for three of Saint Francis’ four touchdowns during the skid-snapping 31-0 shutout of Morehead State. The freshman signal caller threw two touchdown passes within a 1:49 span to put the Red Flash ahead 14-0 early in the second quarter. Kelly’s third score came on the ground. Two plays after completing a third-down pass that set up first-and-goal at the one-yard line, Kelly plunged forward for the touchdown. The rookie quarterback efficiently managed the Red Flash offense to the tune of 10-of-17 passing for 138 yards.
Defensive Player of the Week
Willie Milhouse, Duquesne
Jr., DB, 6-1, 220, Waldorf, MD/Thomas Stone
Milhouse was the standout performer on a pass defense that limited Nicholls State to 10 yards through the air. Duquesne’s junior defensive back made two interceptions in the Dukes’ half of the field. Turning in an all-around effort, Milhouse made three tackles (2 solo), including one for a loss, and forced a fumble. After making a second-quarter interception that gave Duquesne the ball at its own 42, Milhouse struck again on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. The third-year Duke negated NSU’s prime field position (own 48) by picking off a pass at Duquesne’s 30.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Joshua Bentley, Saint Francis (PA)
Sr., DB, 6-3, 195, Pittsburgh, PA/Schenley
Bentley, a defensive back, became the second Saint Francis (PA) player to score a special teams touchdown this season when he recovered a blocked field goal and took it 56 yards across the goal line. Bentley’s big play extended the Red Flash’s lead over Morehead State to 21-0 only 5:07 into the second quarter of an eventual 31-0 shutout. A big reason why Saint Francis snapped its 12-game losing streak, the senior’s special teams score came fewer than four minutes after his interception set up the Flash’s second touchdown.
Co-Rookies of the Week
Larry McCoy, Duquesne and John Kelly, Saint Francis (PA)
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Ryan Perrilloux, QB • Sr., 6-3, 223 • LaPlace, La. • Jacksonville State
Perrilloux had the Gamecocks to within 35 seconds of upsetting Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) power Florida State after throwing for 213 yards and one touchdown on Saturday. His 28-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Young early in the first quarter gave JSU a 6-0 lead of the Seminoles. Overall Perrilloux completed 12 passes and rushed for 39 net yards for the game. He has now thrown for 200 yards nine times during his career (seven as a Gamecock) and in four of his last five starts. Perrilloux has at least one passing touchdown pass in 11 of his 12 games at Jax State. He was making his season debut for the Gamecocks after being suspended for the season-opener at Georgia Tech.
Jawaan Booker, DB • So., 5-11, 180 • Lanet, Ala. • Jacksonville State
Booker led a Gamecock defense that limited the high-powered Florida State offense to just 78 yards rushing after leading the team with eight tackles, including four solo stops as the Gamecocks were just 35 seconds away from upsetting the Seminoles. Booker finished the contest with two fumble recoveries, including one in the third quarter that stopped a Florida State drive on the JSU 1-yard line. He also recorded another fumble on FSU’s opening drive of the fourth quarter as the Gamecocks held on to a 9-7 lead before eventually falling 19-9. Booker now ranks second nationally in fumble recoveries per game (1.50).
Austin Signor, K • Sr., 6-4, 216 • Urbandale, Iowa • Eastern Illinois
Signor made 1-of-2 field goal attempts (hitting from 31 and missing from 44 yards) in Eastern Illinois’ 31-0 road win over Indiana State. He averaged 68 yards on kickoffs as he sailed three of the five into the end zone for touchbacks.
Mon Williams, RB • Jr., 6-2, 220 • Mesquite, Texas • Eastern Illinois
Williams carried the ball 15 times for 113 yards (7.5 yards/carry) and two touchdowns as Eastern Illinois went on the road and topped Indiana State 31-0. It marked his first 100-yard game of his EIU career after transferring from Florida. Williams scored two touchdowns on the day, the first from 54 yards to put the Panthers up 21-0 and the final from 30 yards out in the third quarter. After two weeks of the season, Williams is averaging 100.00 yards/game, which ranks 17th nationally.
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Offensive Player of the Week
Greg Sullivan, Colgate Jr., QB, 6’1, 204, Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury Sullivan carried the rushing and passing load with starting running back Nate Eachus out of action, as the junior quarterback carried 18 times for 113 yards and threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Colgate’s 23-13 victory over Stony Brook. It was the third time in his career that Sullivan ran and passed for over 100 yards in a game, and he went over 1,000 rushing yards for his career. Sullivan’s touchdown passes both went to Pat Simonds in the first half. A 37-yard strike gave Colgate an early 7-0 lead, and a 35-yard score made it 17-7 in the second quarter. Sullivan leads the Patriot League with 98.0 rushing yards per game, which places him 18th nationally.Sullivan earns his second career Offensive Player of the Week award, and first this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Greg Jones, Bucknell Sr., LB, 5’11, 226, Springfield, Va./Lee Jones had one of two Bucknell interception returns for a touchdown and led all players with 13 tackles to help the Bison past Robert Morris, 26-23, on Saturday. With the Bison leading 17-10 early in the third quarter, Jones picked off a pass and took it 25 yards for a touchdown for the eventual game-winning score. Jones receives Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career.
Special Teams Player of the Week
A.J. Kizekai, Bucknell Sr., RB/RS, 5’9, 189, Pawtucket, R.I./Blair Acdemy (N.J.) Kizekai posted his usual all around effort on Saturday, returning four kickoffs for 125 yards and a punt for 14 yards while amassing 199 all-purpose yards in Bucknell’s 26-23 win over Robert Morris. He moved into the Patriot League career top 10 with 4,747 all-purpose yards, which is fourth among all active FCS?players. He also had a receiving touchdown that tied the game at 10 with two seconds left until halftime. It was Kizekai’s 11th game with more than 100 kickoff return yards. He earns his fourth Special Teams Player of the Week award, tied with three players for the most in Patriot League history.
Rookie Player of the Week
Eddie Houghton, Holy Cross Fr., RB, 5’11, 220, Toronto, Ontario/St. Michael’s Houghton receives the Rookie of the Week award for the second time in as many weeks after leading Holy?Cross with 80 rushing yards and scoring his first career touchdown in a 52-21 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday. He averaged eight yards per carry and also caught a pass for 14 yards to total career highs in rushing and all-purpose yardage.
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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Huck, Butler
Sophomore, Quarterback, Bloomington, Ind.
Huck completed 33-of-48 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns to lead Butler in a 49-19 victory at Franklin, Saturday. He also carried the ball nine times for 35 yards and a touchdown – a five-yard dash four seconds into the fourth quarter that ended his day. It was the second straight week he threw for more than 300 yards, tossed four or more touchdowns and also rushed for a score. His 33 completions are the fourth most in FCS this young season and his 48 attempts are the seven most in the subdivision this year. Huck has 643 passing yards in the season’s first two weeks.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cale Hunt, Drake
Senior, Linebacker, Littleton, Colo.
Hunt led a Drake defensive effort that held Marist’s running attack in check en route to a 34-6 PFL victory, Saturday. He posted a team-best 10 tackles, including one of the Bulldogs seven quarterback sacks as they held Marist to 38 rushing yards on 36 attempts. Hunt also intercepted a pass in Marist territory that set up Drake’s final touchdown drive.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Logan Chipperfield, Jacksonville
Sophomore, Punter, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Chipperfield was called on to punt 11 times in Jacksonville’s 27-0 loss at Samford and delivered each time, amassing 468 punting yards. Both his punt total and yardage count are the most in the FCS this season. The Dolphins had 15 possessions in the contest, Chipperfield ending the possession 11 times. In addition Samford was unable to do anything with his punts, returning three punts for two total yards and fair catching four others. Jacksonville’s special teams downed three punts and another floated into the end zone for a touchback. Chipperfield had two punts over 50 yards and had two downed inside the 20-yard line.
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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jamal Shuman, Elon, So., RB
Shuman rushed for a career-high 190 yards on 26 carries in No. 10 Elon’s 41-7 win at Presbyterian. He was one of two backs to rush for over 100 yards for the Phoenix, marking the first time since 1999 that two Elon backs rushed for at least 100 yards in the same game. In two games this season, the sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., has rushed for 305 yards - just 34 yards shy of his nine-game total from a year ago.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Max Lerner, Furman, Jr., DB
Lerner keyed Furman’s 38-20 Southern Conference road win at Chattanooga with a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown on the game’s first offensive play. The Birmingham, Ala., native totaled four tackles, including 1.5 for loss in the victory, which was the Paladins’ 15th straight over UTC.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Chris Awuah, Chattanooga, Fr., RB
Awuah totaled 93 all-purpose yards against Furman, including a 52-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Starting his second straight game, the Marietta, Ga., native rushed for 34 yards on eight carries and had three receptions for 59 yards and the one score.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Craig Camay, Chattanooga, Sr., PK
Camay was perfect in Chattanooga’s SoCon opener against Furman on Saturday night, converting 2-of-2 field goal attempts and 2-of-2 PATs. The field goals came from 35 and 42 yards out and helped the senior from Marietta, Ga., to improve to 8-for-9 in his career on kicks from inside 40 yards. Camay also successfully converted an onsides kick on the opening play of the game.
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Offensive Player of the Week: Toddrick Pendland, McNeese State
McNeese State tailback Toddrick Pendland became the first Cowboy to run for 100 yards and catch passes for 100 yards Saturday in the victory over the Mountaineers. The senior from Newton, Texas (Newton H.S.), carried the ball 19 times for 127 yards and a touchdown and added 10 catches for 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He scored a total of 20 points with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Pendland converted several key third-and-long and fourth-down situations, including a key play on a fourth-and-7 pass from quarterback Derrick Fourroux to keep the game winning drive alive in the final minute of play.
Defensive Player of the Week: Luke McCall, Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State linebacker Luke McCall was his team’s leading tackler in their 48-45 victory over North Dakota State last Saturday. The senior from Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen H.S.), recorded 12 tackles, including four solo stops and two tackles for loss. The Bearkats became only the second Southland team to beat the Bison in 10 tries.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Miguel Antonio, Sam Houston State
In the Bearkats 48-45 victory over North Dakota State, Sam Houston State kicker Miguel Antonio went 6-for-6 on PAT and kicked field goals of 48 and 24 yards, the later providing the winning points with 26 seconds remaining in the game. The true freshman from Lovelady, Texas (Lovelady H.S.), landed six of his kickoffs inside the North Dakota 5-yard line, helping give his defense excellent field position.
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WR Thomas Harris, Alabama A&M; 6-0, 174; SR; Alexander City, AL
Harris caught 10 passes for a career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 31-24 win over Hampton.
Harris caught a 44-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and a 32-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter. Harris’ receiving yards total is the third highest in the FCS in 2009 and the most by a SWAC player since Timothy Manning of Jackson State had 233 yards on seven receptions and two touchdowns vs. Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 28, 2002.
DE Christian Anthony, Grambling State; 6-4, 275; JR; Birmingham, AL
Anthony made eight tackles (six solo, including 2.5 TFL), one sack, two quarterback hits, one forced fumble and two interceptions, both resulting in defensive touchdowns in Grambling State’s 38-17 win over Northwestern State.
Anthony made both interceptions on the first two defensive series of the third quarter. Anthony intercepted a pass at the Northwestern State 24, then lateraled the ball to teammate Nigel Copeland, who returned in 24 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 14-all.
On the ensuing possession, Anthony picked off a pass at the NSU 25 but did the scoring honors himself on the 25-yard return that gave the G-Men the lead for good as Grambling State earned its 500th win in program history.
NEWCOMER - QB K.J. Black, Prairie View A&M; 6-4, 225; JR; Louisville, KY
Black came off the bench and led Prairie View to two scoring drives that resulted in touchdowns in the Panthers’ 21-18 loss at New Mexico State.
Black, a transfer from Western Kentucky, completed 12 of 14 passes for 101 yards with one touchdown, had three carries for 31 yards and one touchdown, and also scored on a two-point conversion run.
In the fourth quarter, Black led the Prairie View A&M comeback scoring on a nine-yard run and later threw a 27-yard scoring pass to Anthony Weeden. Black then scored on the conversion run but the Panthers could get no closer.
SPECIALIST - K Jake King, Alabama State; 5-11, 185; SR; Tyler, TX
King made both PATs and both field goal attempts in Alabama State’s 20-17 win at Savannah State.
King made field goal attempts of 39 yards in the second quarter and 32 yards in the third quarter, as well as PATs after the Hornets’ touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters in the victory.