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SWAC Football News and Notes: Weekly Award Winners

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The past weekend in SWAC football play saw plenty of action and there were also the weekly award winners. Let’s take a closer look at who the winners were and how they fared in game action.

Savannah St went on the road to face Alcorn on Homecoming and had their helmets handed to them along the way. The Braves would score two touchdowns in each of the first three quarters and cruise to a 42-17 win. It was their fourth straight win and seventh straight at home. The Offensive Player of the Week was R-Jr QB, Felix Harper. His numbers for the game were 16-21 passing for 324 yards and five touchdowns. Two of those were of the long variety going 71 yards to Chris Blair and 84 yards to Juan Anthony.

The Defensive Player of the Week comes out of Grambling St. In the 23-10 win over Alabama A&M, Sr. LB, DeAndre McCarthy would amass 14 tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss. This followed up his performance against Jackson St where he finished with 10 tackles, three of those for lost yardage and a sack.

The Specialist of the Week is So. kicker, Martel Fontenot from Southern University. In their 32-28 win versus Prairie View A&M, he put his team ahead 17-14 with a 44-yard field goal. The kick would turn out to give Southern the lead for good. He added a game-securing 29-yarder with 1:59 left in the game to seal the deal. The win keeps Southern unbeaten in conference play (2-0).

Alabama St. rolled into Jackson St. on Homecoming and rolled the Tigers 31-16. In the win, Fr. LB, Colton Adams finished with seven tackles including five solo. It was the second straight week he led the team in tackles. He also added four knockdowns of JSU quarterback passes.

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