Offensive Player of the Week
Paul Roberts, QB, Mississippi Valley State
(6-2, 190, Soph., Gulfport, Miss.)
â€¢ Came off the bench with 5:13 remaining in the second quarter as MVSU snapped a five-game losing streak.
â€¢ He finished the game completing 14-of-21 pass attempts or 219 yards and three touchdowns, also had 18 carries for 88 yards.
â€¢ On the season, he is 68-of-123 passing for 710 yards, six touchdowns and an interception … he has completed 55.3 percent of his passes with an effi cency rating of 118.24 … he is averaging 118.3 yards passing per contest.
Defensive Player of the Week
Vincent Lands, DE, Southern
(6-1, 250, Sr., Baton Rouge, La.)
â€¢ Finished the game with a game-high 11 tackles (8 solo, 3 assist), to go along with one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one pass defl ection and two QB hurries in
SU’s 14-10 win over Alcorn State.
â€¢ On the season, he has 51 total tackles (28 unassisted) including 18.0 tackles for loss … also has seven sacks, five pass deflections, and a fumble recovery … tied for team lead with ten quarterback hurries.
Newcomer of the Week
Ronald Brewer, RB, Mississippi Valley State
(5-10, 210, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.)
â€¢ Had 25 carries for 141 yards and 1 reception for 12 yards.
â€¢ On the season, he has 131 carries for 621 yards and two touchdowns … averaging 4.7 yards per carry and 88.7 rushing yards per game … also has nine receptions for 58 yards.
Specialist of the Week
Tim Manuel, P/K, Grambling State
(5-11, 225, Sr., New Iberia, La.)
â€¢ Connected on 3-of-4 fi eld goals (22, 25 & 32 yards) with his longest spanning 32 yards…also averaged 31 yards on two punts with a long of 40 yards and placed one punt
inside the 20-yard line.
â€¢ On the season, he is 10-for-14 (71.4 percent) on field goals with a long of 38 … he also is averaging 40.9 yards per punts (31 punts) while registering eight touchbacks … also has made 19-of-21 PAT kick attempts.