Coach Of The Midseason: Brian Jenkins – Bethune Cookman
After a 9-win regular season and a berth in the FCS playoffs last year, Jenkins has led B-CU to 4-1 record through the first six weeks of the 2014 season. Under Jenkins, the Wildcats knocked off Florida International, SWAC West leader Grambling State and are on a two-game winning streak since losing to Central Florida. How good has B-CU been this season? They are ranked in the among the leaders in several team categories, including no worse than No. 4 in the MEAC in run defense and passing offense.
Offensive Player Of The Midseason: Herb Walker Jr. – Morgan State
Walker leads the MEAC in rushing yards (915), yards per attempt (7.1) and yards per game (152.5). Additionally, the running back leads the conference in scoring for the 3-3 Bears this season.
Defensive Player Of The Midseason: Chris Robinson – Morgan State
Robinson has been a sack maven this season. He’s collected a MEAC-leading 11 sacks through six games. Of Robinson’s 35 tackles, 13 have been for a loss, which also leads the conference.
Newcomer Of The Midseason: Darius Leonard – South Carolina State
Leonard has had a stellar freshman season in the first half for South Carolina State. Honored by The Sports Network and MEAC for his defensive exploits, Leonard is second on the team in tackles (39) and tackles for loss (8). In a recent matchup against conference foe North Carolina A&T, Leonard recorded 13 tackles in a 13-0 win in the Atlanta Classic.