BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama A&M’s Jordan Bentley, Jackson State’s Keonte Hampton, Alcorn State’s Malik Holbert, and Corey McCullough along with Alabama State’s Colton Adams were all named Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week nine of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday.
Jordan Bentley (6-1, 195, Sr., RB, Guntersville, Ala.)
Accounted for 206 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Alabama A&M topped rival Alabama State 43-41 in three overtimes Saturday afternoon in the Magic City Classic. Bentley led Alabama A&M on the ground, rushing for a season-high 197 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He also caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in overtime. Bentley was the Magic City Classic Offensive MVP.
Keonte Hampton (6-2, 225, So., LB, West Point, Miss.)
Hampton followed up a solid outing last week with another impressive performance versus Prairie View A&M on Thursday live on ESPNU. He finished the game with 11 tackles, nine solo stops and three sacks in Jackson State’s 38-35 overtime win over the Panthers.
Malik Holbert (6-0, 235, Jr., DL, Flowood, Miss.)
Holbert became the first Brave to wrap-up three sacks in a single game. He did so Saturday in Alcorn’s 27-13 win over Southern to help keep the Braves unbeaten in SWAC play. Holbert also recorded five tackles and was a part of a defense that limited the Jaguars to just 13 points.
Corey McCullough (5-11, 175, Sr., P/K, Louisville, Miss.)
McCullough connected on a pair of field goals and totaled nine points in Alcorn’s 27-13 win over Southern on Saturday. He was 2-for-2 in field goals as he converted from 37 and 31 yards, respectively. McCullough also punted twice for a 41.0 average including placing one punt inside the twenty yard-line.
Colton Adams (6-2, 220, Fr., LB, Wetumpka, Ala.)
Adams led Alabama State with a game-high 13 tackles in a triple-overtime loss to Alabama A&M in the Magic City Classic. He finished with five solo stops, and also recorded 2.5 tackles for loss. The freshman forced a fumble and recorded one quarterback hurry, as well as having three knockdowns of Alabama A&M’s quarterback. The freshman has played in three games this season, after missing the first four, and has led the Hornets in tackles each week.