NORFOLK, Va., – North Carolina A&T State running back Jah-Maine Martin and Bethune-Cookman quarterback Akevious Williams have been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Co-Offensive Players of the Week, the conference announced today. North Carolina Central’s Bryan Mills is the Defensive Player of the Week and Howard freshman Quinton Williams has been selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Lineman of the Week honors is North Carolina A&T State’s Marcus Pettiford and picking up Specialist of the Week honors is Florida A&M’s Yahia Aly.
Martin (RB, 5-10, 203, Jr., Conway, S.C) carried the ball 14 times and rushed for 108 yards and four touchdowns against Delaware State on Thursday, which are tied for the second most in a game by an Aggie. He had three runs of 20 yards or more in the Aggies’ 37-0 victory.
Williams (QB, 6-2, 188, r-Sr., Madison County, Fla.) finished the game with a career-high three rushing touchdowns in his fourth career multi-rushing touchdown game. He also completed 16 of his 23 passes and run for 101 yards on 16 carries as the Wildcats defeated Howard on the road.
Mills (CB, 6-2, 170, Jr., Palmdale, Calif.) tied a school record with three interceptions, including two in the end zone that prevented Morgan State touchdowns, while contributing two solo tackles. The three interceptions are the most in a single game for the Eagles since Adrian Jones picked off three passes in 1996.
Williams (QB, 6-4, 178, Fr., Upper Marlboro, Md.) was 21-for-35 for 179 yards passing to go along with three touchdowns, while also rushing for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Bison’s home opener.
Pettiford (OL, 6-4, 286, Sr., Durham, N.C.) graded out at 89 percent and spearheaded an Aggies squad that amassed 432 yards of total offense on Thursday. He didn’t yield any sacks and recorded six pancake blocks with no penalties in the win over Delaware State.
Aly (K, 6-0, 200, Jr., Whittier, Calif.) had a huge game for Florida A&M, going 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts and 3-for-3 on field goals. He made field goals of 30, 37 and 52 yards. His 52-yard field goal is the second-longest in program history.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Marques Ford (B-CU) has had a sack in each of the last two games, finishing with three total tackles and two tackles for a loss of seven yards.
Jimmie Robinson (B-CU) returned three kickoffs for 147 yards, including a 91-yard return in the first quarter.
Terrell Jennings (FAMU) rushed for two touchdowns and 29 yards on eight carries.
Elijah Richardson (FAMU) finished the game against Norfolk State with 10 total tackles.
Ryan Stanley (FAMU) was 27-for-37 passing for 293 yards and one touchdown.
Ricky Lee (NCCU) graded out at 80 percent while the team accumulated 416 yards of total offense, accounting for two pancake blocks.
Davius Richard (NCCU) rushed for two touchdowns, including a 62-yard run to the end zone, which is the longest run by an NCCU quarterback since Sept. 30, 2000.
Juwan Carter (NSU) threw for a season-high 308 yards and one touchdown, which marked Carter’s third career 300-yard passing game.
Kevin Johnson (NSU) carried the ball seven times for 53 yards and two touchdowns, while also racking up six kickoff returns for 124 yards.