OFFENSIVE â€“ QB Bryant Lee, Southern; 6-2, 195; JR, Boutte, LA
Lee completed 30 of 40 passes for 305 yards with 4 TDs and 1 INT and rushed nine times for 42 yards in a 34-32 loss at Tennessee State.
Lee threw touchdown passes of 39, 11, 20, and 13 yards, the final three scoring passes in the second half. He directed a Southern offense that gained 461 total yards.
DEFENSIVE â€“ CB Jason Fobbs, Prairie View A&M; 5-10, 180; SR, Shreveport, LA
Fobbs made two interceptions in the Panthersâ€™ 53-0 win over Texas College. Fobbs made his first pick in the first quarter that led to a PVAMU field goal and a 10-0 lead.
In the third quarter, Fobbs made his second interception and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 32-0. He helped the Panthers limit Texas College to only five of 17 completions for 17 net yards.
SPECIALIST â€“ DB Jeffery Jack, Grambling State; 6-0, 208; SR, Houston,TX
In the second quarter, Jack came free over the right side of the Alcorn State protection to block a punt attempt, recovered the ball and ran 15 yards untouched into the end zone for GSUâ€™s first score of the game as the Tigers won 29-0.
Jack, who also had five tackles on defense, helped limit Alcorn State to a 3.0 yard average on punt returns, and 19.0 yard avg. on kickoff returns.
NEWCOMER â€“ QB J.P. Tillman, Grambling State; 6-3, 238; SO, Houston, TX
Tillman was instant offense off the Grambling State bench, leading the Tigers to a touchdown on his first offensive series in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Tillman directed three scoring drives (2 TDs, 1 FG) to open the second half as Grambling State went on to a 29-0 victory over Alcorn State.
For the game, Tillman completed 12 of 25 passes for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Both scoring passes (4, 14 yards) went to TE Larry Donnell.