Offensive Player of the Week
Ulysses Banks, RB, Alabama A&M
(5-10, 195, Soph., Birmingham, Ala.)
â€¢ finished with 17 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown…tallied 12 carries, 94 yards and a score in the first half.
â€¢ on the season, he has 66 carries for 491 yards and four touchdowns … he is second in the conference averaging 98.2 yards per game … he is averaging 7.4 yards per carry.
â€¢ his 172.0 all-purpose yards average ranks 20th in the FCS division
Defensive Player of the Week
Zach East, LB, Prairie View A&M
(6-2, 230, Sr., Houston, Texas)
â€¢ Totaled 18 total tackles (six solo) along with 1.5 tackles or loss and a quarterback hurry … in the second half, he egistered five solo tackles and eight assisted stops.
â€¢ on the season, he has 52 total tackles (29 solo) along with two sacks, six tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
â€¢ his average of 13 tackles per game is first in the FCS division… he is tied for sixth in tackles for loss per game
Newcomer of the Week
Cornelius Walker, RB, Grambling State
(5-11, 180, Fr., Atlanta, Ga.)
â€¢ ended action on Saturday with 19 carries for 109 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry … he tallied six carries for 43 yards on the team’s game-winning drive.
â€¢ on the season, he has 48 carries for 224 yards and a touchdown … he is averaging 4.7 yards per carry and 56 yards per game rushing.
Specialists of the Week
John Heflin, P, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
(5-10, 180, Sr., Dallas, Texas)
â€¢ nailed seven punts averaging 44.7 yards per punt … had long of 61 yards and registered two touchbacks … also connected on a 43-yarder.
â€¢ during this season, he has 37 punts averaging 37.9 yards per punt … he also is 4-of-9 on field goals with two made field goals over 30 yards.
Mark Spivey, Prairie View A&M – 16-24-0, 157 yds, TD (backup role)
Darren Coates, Southern – 186 all-purpose yards (67 rush, 119 rec)
Martell Mallett, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 18 car, 84 yds, TD, 4.7 ypc
Tino Edgecombe, Texas Southern – 29-59-3, 352 yds, 3 TD
Brian Haith, Texas Southern – nine rec, 133 yds, TD
Jeremy Licea, Alabama A&M – career long 42-yard FG (8th straight FG since to last season), 6-6 PATs
Tim Manuel, Grambling State – 19-yard game winning field goal; 2 punts, 45.0 average
Alex Engram, Alabama State – seven punts, 37.7 avg, converted two fakes for 1st downs (5 yds & 16 yds)
Christian Anthony, Grambling State – nine tackles (four solo), TFL, 2 FF
Glenn Bell, Southern – 10 tackles (seven solo), TFL, pass breakup
Gary Chapman, Southern – Sack, TFL, INT, pass breakup, five hurries
Mike Boyd, Texas Southern – 10 tackles (four solo), 1.5 TFL, FF
Tim Turner, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 13 tackles (six solo), 2 TFL
Leland Jones, Alabama State – seven tackles (five solo), 2 TFL, pass breakup, FF