NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today.  Bethune-Cookman linebacker Robert Way earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Hampton defensive back Oral Varcciann and North Carolina A&T State’s Julius Reynolds earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors while Morgan State’s Dominique Woods was selected as the Offensive Lineman of the Week.

MSU’s Peterson Janvier was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Cohen (RB, 5-6, 173, Jr., Bunn, N.C.) rushed for a season-high 152 yards and tied a career-high with 36 carries with a touchdown in a 27-3 win over Norfolk State.  He also recorded a touchdown pass, on one attempt, and caught four passes for 27 yards.

Way (LB, 6-1, 209, Sr., Belle Glade, Fla.) collected 13 tackles with one for a loss of three yards in a 17-14 win over South Carolina State.  He forced a fumble and recorded a deflected pass in the game.

Varcciann (DB, 5-10, 214, Fr., Lithonia, Ga.) finished the game with a fumble recovery that he returned 83 yards for a touchdown in Hampton’s 21-7 win over Delaware State.

Reynolds (OLB, 5-9, 211, Fr., Wilmington, N.C.) finished with a team-leading seven tackles, three solo, and one sack for an eight-yard loss in a 27-3 victory over Norfolk State.

Woods (OL, 6-2, 300, Jr., Skyline, Texas) led the Bears in the trenches as he graded out at 96-percent of his blocking assignments in a 42-3 win over Savannah State.  He played a penalty free game and did not surrender a single sack, while totaling three knockdown blocks. His efforts anchored an offensive line that helped the Bears account for 393 yards of total offense, including a season-high 232 on the ground.

Janvier (DB, 5-10, 185, Sr., Immokalee, Fla.) caught a 50-yard field goal attempt and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in the Bears’ 42-3 win over Savannah State.


Other Top Performers

Rashawn Barrett (DSU) posted nine tackles, six solo, with 1.5 for a loss of four yards and one hurry against Hampton.

Jonathan Cagle (B-CU) averaged 40.9 yards per kick, including a 52-yarder, and nine punts, placing four inside the 20-yard line and one touchback.

Cooper Clarkin (MSU) graded out at 96-percent on his blocking assignments, including three knockdowns, as he aided the Bears with 232 yards on the ground in a win over Savannah State.

Trevin Huff (B-CU) graded out at 86-percent of blocking assignments and registered two knockdown blocks as he helped the Wildcats record 333 yards of total offense in a win against South Carolina State.

Cody Jones (NCAT) scored nine points on 2-for-2 field goals and 3-for-3 extra points against Norfolk State.  Also, he averaged 58.8 yards on six kickoffs with one touchback against Norfolk State.

Anthony Jordan (B-CU) rushed for 121 yards on 22 attempts in a 17-14 victory over South Carolina State.

Angelo Keyes (NCAT) finished with four solo tackles, six total, and 3.0 for a loss of 18 yards and one pass breakup against Norfolk State.

Deon King (NSU) tallied a game-high 15 tackles, 1.5 for losses, against North Carolina A&T State.

Julius Reynolds (NCAT) collected a team-leading seven tackles, three solo, and 1.0 sack against Norfolk State.

Nigel Macauley (NCCU) hit two field goals 20-yards out, including the game-winner with 15 seconds left, against Florida A&M.  He also nailed three extra-point kicks for nine points in the 27-24 victory.

C.J. Moore (NCCU) amassed seven solo tackles, a pass breakup, a recovered fumble and a blocked punt in a 27-24 win over Florida A&M.

Brandon Parker (NCAT) finished with four knockdowns and posted a grade of 88-percent on blocking assignments against Norfolk State.

Gi Rivera (DSU) connected on 14-of-24 passes for a career-high 183 yards and recorded his first career touchdown run against Hampton.

Carson Royal (FAMU) connected on 29-of-47 passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns against North Carolina Central.

Moses Skillon (MSU) rushed for 104 yards with two touchdowns on seven attempts in the Bears’ win over Savannah State.  He also recorded 134 yards through the air with one touchdown in the victory.

Logan Wescott (DSU) collected three solo tackles, four total, and picked off a pass that he returned 72 yards against Hampton.

Damare Whitaker (MSU) recorded nine tackles, three solo, with one sack for a loss of four yards against Savannah State.



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