|Marquise Grizzle eclipsed the 1,000 yard rushing mark against Johnson C. Smith. (Fayetteville Observer photo)|
Offensive Players of The Week
Marquise Grizzle, Shaw
Grizzle came into the game leading the CIAA in rushing through seven games and he didn’t disappoint in the eighth. Grizzle ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns as Shaw held off a late rally against Johnson C. Smith. Grizzle broke 1,000 yards in this game, bringing his season totals to 1,046 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tyrell Houghton, Elizabeth City
Houghton had a career day against Chowan, completing 31 of 40 pass attempts for 380 yards. He also tossed three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Javoris Bryant in overtime to help ECSU pick up a 37-31 win.
|Darius Moffet had 14 tackles, a sack, and recovered two fumbles vs. Johnson C. Smith. (Shaw Bears photo)|
Defensive Players of The Week
Darius Moffet, Shaw
Moffet’s numbers speak volumes. The linebacker racked up 14 tackles, 2.5 for loss and one of them coming on a sack. He also showed a nose for a ball, recovering two fumbles.
Ronald Lewis, Virginia State
Lewis has had a quiet junior season so far, but that was not the case on Saturday. Three of his seven tackles went for a loss, including a sack, and he also recovered a fumble and took it 71 yards for a score as Va. State won its sixth-straight game.
|Alfy Hill has racked up 5.5 sacks in his last three games. (Garrett Garms/WSSU photo)|
Newcomer of The Week
Alfy Hill, Winston-Salem State
Hill arrived at Winston-Salem State with a lot of fan-fare, and Saturday’s effort at Livingstone showed exactly why. The freshman defensive end had a monster game, racking up 2.5 sacks that resulted in a total loss of 35 yards, and an interception. Hill now has 5.5 sacks in his last three games.
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