AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Games of October 8)
Hardin-Simmons senior running back Steven Rockwell (Ore City, TX / OCHS) ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries to fuel a 33-14 home win over Howard Payne. Rockwell, who scored in each quarter, had a pair of TD runs from one yard out, another from two yards away and an 18-yard scamper. He also helped the Cowboys snap a three-game losing streak.
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior linebacker Javicz Jones (Houston, TX / Cy-Springs HS) totaled 11 tackles – four solo and one for loss – two interceptions and a half sack to help the nationally-ranked Cru record a 35-12 road victory against Mississippi College. He also blocked a punt that teammate Elijah Hudson recovered in the endzone for a touchdown. Jones, who takes the league's top weekly defensive award for the third time this season, spearheaded a unit that held MC's offense without a score in the second half. His first interception came in the second quarter and set up a score that gave UMHB a 21-7 lead.
McMurry freshman Greg Livingston (Spring, TX / SHS) returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to help the War Hawks record a 41-13 home win over Sul Ross State. It was just the fourth kickoff return for a score in McMurry's history. Livingston also caught one pass for 11 yards.
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior Geoff Myles (San Antonio, TX / Stevens HS) returned four punts for a combined 102 yards, including taking one back 72 yards for a touchdown to help the nationally-ranked Cru record a 35-12 road win over Mississippi College. Myles' score came in the second quarter and gave UMHB its first lead.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
OFFENSE: Louisiana College WR Darnell Williams had seven catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns to lead a 31-24 win over East Texas Baptist. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor RB Darius Wilson totaled 138 yards on 25 carries in a win over Mississippi College. . . . Mississippi College RB Steven Knight had 118 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and also added 50 receiving yards in a loss to UMHB. . . . East Texas Baptist RB Jair Stover had 97 yards and two scores on 28 carries in a loss to LC.
DEFENSE: Louisiana College DE Peter Ford had 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery to help fuel a 31-24 win over ETBU. . . . Hardin-Simmons DE Garrison Hardin had six tackles, forced a fumble and recovered two more in a win over HPU. . . . Howard Payne LB Demetrius Cody had 12 tackles and also forced a fumble in a loss to HSU. . . . East Texas Baptist CB Alex Cloudy had 10 stops in a loss to LC. . . . Sul Ross State DL Trevor Priest recovered a fumble for a touchdown in a loss to McMurry.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Hardin-Simmons' Logan Simpson had four punt returns for 139 yards. . . . Louisiana College K Adan Olivares hit a 24-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 on extra-points.
2011 ASC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK REVIEW