MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
Terrence Leffall of Howard was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Keith Pough, also of Howard, was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Elandon Roberts of Morgan State was named Rookie of the Week. Teammates Corey Gwinner and John Fleck, also of Howard, were named Offensive Lineman Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Leffall (RB, 5-11, 210, Sr, Stone Mountain, Ga.) rushed for 215 of his career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to lead Howard to a come-from-behind victory over Delaware State, 41-34. Leffall carried the ball 41 times with his longest rush for 39 yards in the victory. His performance placed him in second all-time in rushing yards for the Bison and helped him surpass the 1,000 yard rushing mark, making him the first running back for Howard to reach that mark since 2002.
Pough (LB, 6-3, 240, r-Sr., Orangeburg, S.C.) recorded 12 tackles, 10 solo, with 1.5 for a loss of two yards. He also recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, the first of his career, to give Howard the go-ahead score in a 41-34 win over Delaware State.
Roberts (LB, 6-1, 225, Fr., Port Arthur, Texas) recorded a game-high 19 tackles, eight solo, with 1.5 tackles for a loss and one sack for a six-yard loss. He also posted one breakup and one quarterback hurry in a loss to Hampton.
Gwinner (C, 6-6, 310, Sr., Ypsilanti, MI) graded out at 98-percent of his assignments as he led the Bison to a season-high 526 yards of total offense, including 347 yards rushing. He also tallied six pancake blocks in the victory.
Fleck (P, 6-2, 220, Fr., Indianapolis, IN) connected on field goals of 41 and 37 yards out as he aided Howard to a 41-34 victory over Delaware State. He was perfect at the point after attempts (5-of-5) and averaged 36 yards on four punts in the game.
Other Top Performers
Delson McAdams (NCCU) returned a blocked field goal 71 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles overtime loss to local rival North Carolina A&T, 16-22.
Damon Gresham Chisohlm (HOW) recorded four tackles, 1.5 for losses, with 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery against Delaware State.
Malik Cromartie (NCCU) recorded six tackles, three solo, with two breakups and picked off a pass and returned it for 20 yards in the Eagles loss to North Carolina A&T.
D'Vonte Grant (NCAT) collected 11 tackles, five solo, with one for a loss and one breakup in a win over North Carolina Central.
Jarkevis Fields (B-CU) recorded 11 tackles, eight solo, with two for a loss of nine yards in the Wildcats win over Florida A&M.
Damien Fleming (FAMU) connected on 18-of-23 passes for 166 yard with one touchdown against Bethune-Cookman.
Justin Hughes (SCSU) tallied 10 tackles, nine solo, with two for a loss of nine yards and one interception and one forced fumble in a win over Savannah State.
Mike Mayhew (NCAT) rushed 30 times with 116 yards and one touchdown including the game-winning TD in overtime to lead the Aggies to a 22-16 overtime win against N.C. Central. He also caught one pass for 20 yards in the win.
Jonathan Pillow (FAMU) recorded a team-high eight tackles, six solo, with 2.5 for a loss of nine yards. He also posted a forced fumble in the loss to Bethune-Cookman.
James Robinson (SCSU) posted nine tackles, seven solo, with three for a loss of 16 yards and two sacks for a 12-yard loss with one quarterback hurry in the Bulldogs' win over Savannah State.
William Robinson (NCAT) received a grade of 92-percent on his blocking assignments as he helped the Aggies amass 344 yards of total offense in an overtime win against North Carolina Central. He also collected 11 pancake blocks in the victory.
Ryan Smith (NCCU) amassed 11 tackles and recovered a fumble in the Eagles overtime loss to North Carolina A&T.
Quentin Williams (B-CU) completed 12-of-18 passes for 120 yards with one touchdown in the Wildcats victory over Florida A&M. He also rushed 15 times for 86 yards to help B-CU post a 8-0 MEAC finish for the 2012 season.