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SC State’s Joe Thomas Earns MEAC Top Weekly Honor

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South Carolina State senior linebacker Joe Thomas was named Co-Defensive MEAC Player of the Week along with Savannah State's John Wilson, the conference announced Monday.
 
Bethune-Cookman's Anthony Jordan was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week,Michael Jones of North Carolina A&T was named Rookie of the Week, while teammate Will Ray Robinson was selected as the Offensive Lineman of the Week. N.C. Central's Adrian Wilkins earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors respectively. 
 
Thomas (LB, 6-1, 225, Sr., Blackville, S.C.) collected 12 tackles, 11 solo, with five for a loss of 31 yards, including three sacks for a 20-yard loss against Alabama A&M.  He also added one breakup in the win.
 
Wilson (DB, 5-11, 195, Sr., Athens, Ga.) set a new Division I FCS record for interceptions in a single game with three for 28 yards as the Tigers picked up their first win of season against Fort Valley State.  Wilson added five tackles, four solo, with one pass breakup in the 27-20 victory.
 
Other Top Performances
 
Cody Acker (MSU) finished with 12 tackles, nine solo, and three for a loss of 1.5 yards against Liberty.
 
Patrick Aiken (FAMU) recorded a 93-yard interception for a touchdown and tallied four solo tackles against Samford.
 
Richard Ayyegoro (Howard) averaged 39.0 yards and recorded a career best 97-yard kickoff return against Old Dominion.
 
Douglas Almendares (FAMU) graded out at 87-percent of his assignments as he aided Florida A&M to 219 yards of total offense including one pancake block against Samford.
 
Idreis Augustus (NCCU) rushed 16 times for 80 yards with two touchdowns in the Eagles' victory over UNC-Charlotte.
 
Colby Blanton (FAMU) recorded six punts for 231 yards (38.5 avg.) with a long of 50 yards against Samford.
 
Rashard Brown (B-CU) helped the Wildcats' offense register a season-high 311 yards rushing and graded out at 93-percent of his assignments with four pancake blocks in a 34-13 victory over FBS opponent Florida International.
 
Nick Belcher (SCSU) recorded three field goals of 33, 31 and 34 yards in a 32-0 win over Alabama A&M.
 
Tim Burke (B-CU) returned his first career interception back 92 yards for a touchdown to aid the Wildcats to a victory over FBS opponent Florida International.  He also collected two solo tackles and recorded one pass breakup. 
 
Lawrence Forbes (MSU) averaged 52.0 yards on five punts, including a 78-yard boot, with two landing inside the Liberty's 20 yard-line. 
 
Tiron Guion (NCCU) amassed nine tackles, eight solo, including one for a loss of three yards and forced two fumbles, recovering one, in the Eagles' 40-18 victory over UNC-Charlotte. 
 
Simon Heyward (SSU) caught five passes for 115 yards with one touchdown in the Tigers win over Fort Valley State.
 
Cody Jones (NCAT) registered 3-of-4 field goals of 32, 38 and 33 yards and tallied two point-after-attempts in the Aggies' victory over Elon.
 
Lewis Kindle (NCAT) completed 20-of-38 passes for 288 yards and one touchdown in the Aggies' victory over Elon. 
 
Lenworth Lennon (FAMU) caught five passes for 78 yards against Samford.
 
Joshua Matthews (Howard) graded out at 98-percent of his assignments, with three pancake blocks, as he aided the Bison with 465 yards of total offense against Old Dominion.
 
Greg McGhee (Howard) completed 19-of-26 passes for 215 yards and rushed 10 times for 16 yards against Old Dominion.
 
Davon Moore (DSU) tallied nine tackles, one solo, with one forced fumble and one breakup against #4 Towson.
 
Anthony Philyaw (Howard) rushed 15 times for 62 yards and recorded his first career touchdown against Old Dominion.
 
Daniel Pinnix (NCAT) recorded seven tackles, four solo, with three for a loss of 15 yards, including two sacks and three quarterback hurries against Elon.
 
Anthony Prevost (Hampton) connected on field goal attempts of 30 and 39 yards and recovered a fumble against Tennessee Tech.
 
Moses Skillon (MSU) rushed for 90 yards on 16 attempts against Liberty.
 
Marquis Smith (SSU) recorded eight tackles, six solo, against Fort Valley State.

Delbert Tyler (Hampton) recorded 12 tackles, seven solo, with one breakup against Tennessee Tech.
 
Lereginald Veals (SSU) recorded a 92 yards kick return for a touchdown in the Tigers win over Fort Valley State.
 
Milton Williams III (DSU) caught nine passes for 105 yards with one touchdown against #4 Towson.

 

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