Morgan WR Jefferson named MEAC Rookie of the Week

November 04, 2013 | WNST Staff

South Carolina State’s Richard Cue was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. N.C. Central’s Tazmon Foster was named Defensive Player of the Week.

N.C. A&T’s Tarik Cohen and Morgan State’s Antonio Jefferson was named Co-Rookies of the Week while Bethune-Cookman’s Rashard Brown earned Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.  Delaware State’s Mitchell Ward earned Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.

Cue (QB, 6-1, 180, r-Sr., Florence, S.C.) connected on 15 of 25 passes for 163 yards with four touchdowns in the Bulldog’s 45-9 win over Savannah State.  He also rushed for 128 yards on 17 carries with two TDs on the ground.  Cue accounted for 291 yards of total offense in the team’s victory.

Foster (LB, 5-10, 215, Sr., Henderson, N.C.) collected a career high 18 tackles, 12 solo, including two for a loss of 12 yards with one solo sack against Bethune-Cookman.  He also forced a fumble at the 1-yard line to prevent a touchdown.

Cohen (RB, 5-8, 170, Fr., Bunn, N.C.) had 130 yards rushing and one touchdown on 28 carries against Va. of Lynchburg.  He recorded 92 of his rushing yards in the second half to aid the Aggies to a 59-12 homecoming victory.

Jefferson (WR, 6-1, 180, Fr., Suffolk, Va.) caught a game-high 140 yards on six receptions (23.3 avg.) in the Bears’ 30-27 win over Hampton. He connected on a 47-yard catch en route to recording the most reception yards in 11 seasons.

Brown (OL, 6-3, 305, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.) graded out at 92-percent and anchored the offensive line that recorded a season-high 594 yards of total offense including a season-high 436 yards rushing.  He also picked up two pancake blocks.

Ward (PK, 6-1, 180, Jr., Binghamton, England) kicked the game-winning 26-yard field goal as time expired to give the Hornets a 22-20 win over Howard.  He also averaged 51.3 yards on three kickoffs, including one touchback in the win.

Other Top Performances

Richard Aiyegoro (How) returned a kickoff 75 yards for his first career TD against Delaware State.

Karim Barton (MSU) graded out at 97-percent and provided protection for the Bears’ offense that posted 515 yards of total offense including 228 on the ground with zero sacks.

Tristan Bellamy (SCSU) graded out at 89-percent as he helped the Bulldogs record 438 yards of total offense against Savannah State. He also recorded two pancake blocks.

Justin Blake (Ham) finished with 11 tackles, eight solo, and forced and recovered a fumble against Morgan State.

Colby Blanton (FAMU) averaged 45.2 yards per punt, including a long of 51 yards, with one touchback and three landing inside the 20-yard line against Norfolk State.

Robert Council (MSU) completed 20 of 27 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 80 yards on 18 attempts with one TD against Hampton. 

Brandon Denmark (FAMU) recorded 10 tackles, six solo, with 1.5 for a loss of 10 yards, including 1.5 sacks.

Thomas Dixon (NCCU) returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Bethune-Cookman.

Rolandan Finch (NSU) rushed for a season-high 151 yards on 23 carries against Florida A&M.

Malik Golson (DSU) had eight receptions for a career-high 94 yards in a 22-20 win over Howard.

D’Vonte Grant (NCAT) forced one fumble and recovered three more, along with five tackles, in the Aggies’ 59-12 win over Va. of Lynchburg.

Nathan Isles (NCAT) tallied five pancake blocks and anchored the offensive line that accounted for 452 total offensive yards and graded out at 91-perenct of his assignments.

Isidore Jackson (B-CU) rushed for 182 yards on 20 carries, with one touchdown, to become Bethune-Cookman’s all-time leading rusher in a 38-14 win over N.C. Central.

Lewis Kindle (NCAT) completed 17 of 23 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns against Va. Of Lynchburg.

Greg McGhee (How) rushed for a game-high 93 yards on 14 carries and completed 17 of 28 passes for 167 yards with one touchdown against Morgan State.

Cory Murphy (DSU) connected on 20 of 30 passes for 241 yards with one touchdown against Howard.  He also rushed 12 times for 49 yards.

Anthony Philyaw (How) rushed for 87 yards on 27 carries with one TD against Delaware State.

James Owens (FAMU) rushed for 91 yards with one touchdown on 18 attempts in a win over Norfolk State.

J.R. Robinson (DSU) posted an interception, two breakups and registered three tackles, two solo, with one for a loss.

Tabrian Resby (How) collected 10 tackles, four solo, with one for a loss of four yards against Morgan State.

Donald Smith (B-CU) recorded six tackles, five solo, with three for a loss of 13 yards against N.C. Central.

Tubotein Taylor (MSU) fielded and returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown against Hampton.

Justin Taylor (SCSU) rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries against Savannah State.

Joe Thomas (SCSU) tallied eight tackles, six solo, with 1.5 for a loss of eight yards, including 1.5 sacks.

Jorrian Washington (Ham) carried the ball 15 times for 137 yards with one touchdown against Morgan State.