CIAA Players and Coach of the Week for week eight.
COACH OF THE WEEK
Richard Hayes, Fayetteville State
Fayetteville State held off a serious comeback effort from the Falcons of Saint Augustine’s to win its Homecoming 34-31 with six (6) seconds left in the game. The Broncos currently leads the Southern Division with 3-2 conference record and a hard fought 3-0 divisional record. FSU has won two contests with last-second field goals.
QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK
#6 Amir Hall, Bowie State
(Jr, QB – Bowie, MD)
Hall threw for over 300 yards for the sixth time this season, completing 25-of-44 passes for a game-high 386 yards and three touchdowns in Bowie State ‘s 44-20 win versus Virginia Union.
— Chip Squad (@BowieStFootball) October 23, 2017
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
#75 Jalen Neal, Bowie State
(Sr, OL – Detroit, MI)
Neal graded out as the top offensive lineman for the Bulldogs 44-20 home win over Virginia Union, helping the team account for 594 yards of total offense.
RECEIVER OF THE WEEK
#84 Torry Baker, Chowan
(Jr, WR – Charlotte, NC)
Baker hauled in seven passes for a career-high 185 yards and a career-high 3 TDs, tying for third-most TDs in a single contest. He recorded the second-longest reception in program history on a 72-yd reception.
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
#25 Trenton Cannon, Virginia State
(Sr, RB – Hampton, VA)
The “Cannon Watch” continues as senior Trenton Cannon is only 68 yards away from breaking VSU’s career rushing record. Cannon helped lift the Trojans to a 73-21 victory over Lincoln with 9 rushes for 253 yard and 3 touchdowns. Cannon also grasped a touchdown off of a 21-yard reception along with a touchdown off of a kick return.
— VirginiaStateUniv (@VSUTrojans) October 21, 2017
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
#7 Randy Allen, Chowan
(Sr, DB – Newport News, VA)
Allen led the team with a career-high 15 tackles.
LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK
#51 Seth Johnson, Fayetteville State
(Sr, LB – Charlotte, NC)
Johnson had a big day with a game-high tying 12 tackles. He had five solo stops and seven assisted tackles.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
#41 Chasz Cosby, St. Augustine’s
(Sr, DE – Charlotte, NC)
Cosby continued his outstanding season with 10 tackles including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#19 Brandon Howard, Johnson C. Smith
(So, K – Columbia, SC)
Howard knocked through a 44-yard field goal with 1:00 to play to lift JCSU to a 13-10 homecoming win over Shaw. He also kicked a 34-yarder in the first quarter. Collectively, he went 2-of-3 on the day in his FG attempts. In addition, he punted five times for a 41.2 yard average with a long of 58 yards and forced the Bears to fair-catch three times.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#70 Greg Brooks, Fayetteville State
(Fr, OL – Walkertown, NC)
Brooks had a stellar week helping lead FSU to 1st place in the division. The Broncos beat Saint Augustine’s with 254 rushing yards and 462 yards of total offense. FSU scored four (4) rushing touchdowns and threw for 208 yards on 14 completions.