MEAC Week Three: Players And Trends Of The Week

Anthony Jordan ran for 150 yards and a touchdown against FIU on Saturday. (Miami Herald photo)

Offensive Player(s) Of The Week
Anthony Jordan and Cary White, Bethune-Cookman

No Isidore Jackson, no worries. Jackson’s backups Anthony Jordan (150 yards, touchdown) and Cary White (69 yards, 2 touchdowns) combined for over 200 yards of offense and helped Bethune-Cookman eat up the clock in its landmark 34-13 win over FIU.

Simon Heyward, Savannah State– Heyward caught five passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in Savannah State’s 27-20 win
Adrian Wilkins, NC Central-Redshirt sophomore had 183 yards of total offense on Saturday, including a 100 yard kick return to break the game open.

Daniel Pinnix had a career night against the Elon offensive line on Saturday. (A&T Register Photo)

Defensive Player Of The Week
Daniel Pinnix, NC A&T 

It was another dominating day for the NC A&T defense, and Pinnix was a big part of that. The sophomore from High Point was a terror against Elon, coming up with seven tackles, three resulting in loss and two sacks. Pinnix’s performance put the rest of the MEAC on notice that the A&T defensive line will be a problem for years to come.

Notables: Robert Nelson, South Carolina State-17 tackles in a 32-0 shutout of Alabama State
Tony Williams, NC Central-Returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown
Tiron Guion, NC Central-9 tackles and two forced fumbles NCCU’s blowout of NCCU

Freshman Mike Jones has three interceptions in three games. (Indy Weekly)

Rookie of The Week
Mike Jones, North Carolina Central

Two interceptions and seven tackles earn Jones his second consecutive nod as Rookie Of The Week. The Baltimore native now has three picks in three career games. Pretty good start.

Trending Up
North Carolina Central

After starting the season with seven lackluster quarters, North Carolina Central seems to have come alive since the fourth quarter of its battle with D2 St. Aug. The Eagles have scored 57 points in the four quarters and two overtimes since then, after scoring just six points prior to that. The Eagles took advantage of seven UNCC turnovers and picked up a big win over its new in-state rival.

Trending Down:

After starting the season with so much promise, a near miss against FBS Eastern Michigan and a solid victory over D2 Morehouse, Howard came crashing down in a 76-19 loss to Old Dominion on Saturday. The Bison were able to move the ball in stretches, but surrendered four turnovers to a talented Old Dominion team that took full advantage.

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