Offensive Player of the Week
Bryant Lee, QB, Southern (6-2, 195, So., Boutte, La.)
In a come-from-behind win over Tennessee State, Lee finished the game passing for a career-high 305 yards and four touchdowns (career high) completing 23-of-33 pass attempts.
Defensive Player of the Week
Malcolm Palmer, DB, Jackson State (5-11, 175, So., Autaugaville, Ala.)
Palmer totaled 12 total stops (seven solo), one sack, a forced fumble and a blocked kick against Mississippi Valley State.
Newcomer of the Week
Gary Chapman, LB, Southern (6-3, 218, So., Houston, Texas)
Chapman ended Saturday’s action against Tennessee State with 11 tackles (four solo) along with 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble.
Co-Specialists of the Week
Eric Perri, K, Jackson State (5-8, 155, So., Miami, Fla.)
Perri connected on three field goals (27, 25 & 37) while going 5-for-6 on PAT attempts against Mississippi Valley State.
Alex Engram, P/QB, Alabama State (5-10, 200, Jr., Warren, Ohio)
In his first collegiate game as a punter, he averaged 42 yards on six punts – including a 54-yard punt to pin the Alcorn State offense at the 7-yard line late in the fourth period.
Josh Duran, Southern – 5 punts, 40.0 avg, long of 50
Jimmy Oliver, Jackson State – 15-23-0, 262 yds, TD; rush TD
Rodney Gray, Jackson State – 3 rec, 59 yds, TD
Jay Peck, Alabama State – 24 car, 147 yds, 6.0 ypc – 3rd straight 100-yard game; 8th career
Rechard Johnson, Alabama State – nine tackles (four solo), TFL, FF
Reginald Jackson, Grambling State – 101 all-purpose yards, rush TD, rec TD
Ronald Brewer, Miss. Valley State – 28 car, 148 yds, TD
Darren Coates, Southern – 17 car, 115 yds, 2 TD
Brandon Landers, Grambling State – 22-32-0, 235 yds, 2 TD
Jason Jones, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 7 rec, 137 yds
Ulysses Banks, Alabama A&M – 183 all-purpose yards
Tim Turner, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 17 tackles (10 solo)
Antonio Cooper, Alcorn State – 12 tackles (3 solo)