ASC Players of the Week Announced
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Games of October 22)
Sed Harris, QB, Sr., East Texas Baptist
East Texas Baptist senior quarterback Sed Harris (Fort Worth, TX / Everman HS) ran for a conference season-high 290 yards on 30 carries and also accounted for 117 passing yards and a touchdown in a road loss to nationally-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor. Harris, who takes the league's top weekly offensive award for the second time this season, did not throw an interception. His program-record rushing total came against a defense that was allowing an ASC-best 89.3 yards per game.
Corey Jones, WR, So., Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons sophomore wide receiver Corey Jones (Midland, TX / MHS) had seven receptions for 200 yards and set a conference single-game record with five touchdowns catches to fuel a 67-17 home win over Texas Lutheran. Jones's TD grabs went for 13, 5, 10, 88 and 59 yards – all from Zach Stewart. He broke the record of four scoring catches set by Hardin-Simmons' Todd Bloom (1996) and Thomas Labian (2010). and McMurry's Marcus Franklin (2009).
Jarryn Bingham, LB, Sr., Mississippi College
Mississippi College senior linebacker Jarryn Bingham (Ridgeland, MS / Northeast Mississippi CC) tied a single-game conference record with four sacks to fuel a 34-21 home win over Howard Payne. Bingham also had six tackles – four solo and four for a loss of 29 yards – a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His sack total tied the mark set by Hardin-Simmons' Reggie Robinson (twice in 2004), East Texas Baptist's Chad Glover (2004) and Louisianan College's Stephen Jackson (2008).
Tariekus Ellis, KR, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior Tariekus Ellis (Allen, TX / AHS) took back the opening kickoff of the second half 98 yards for a touchdown to give the nationally-ranked Cru its first lead in an eventual 54-30 home win over East Texas Baptist. UMHB trailed 21-17 at halftime. Ellis totaled 132 yards on three returns.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
OFFENSE: Louisiana College WR Darnell Williams had seven catches for 200 yards and a TD to lead a 56-21 win over Sul Ross State. . . . Howard Payne RB Adrian Lighteard had 135 yards on 22 carries and a TD in a loss to MC. . . . Mississippi College WR DeMarrion Buford-Hughes had three catches for 132 yards and two scores in a win over HPU. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor QB LiDarrall Bailey passed for 116 yards and two TDs and ran for 77 yards and another two scores to guide a win over ETBU.
DEFENSE: Texas Lutheran S Kyle McNally returned an interception 41 yards for a TD and made 14 tackles in a loss to HSU. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor CB Brodrick Crain had eight tackles, returned a fumble 19 yards for a score and forced a fumble in a win over ETBU. . . . Louisiana College LB Richard Logan had seven tackles and one sack in a win over SRSU. . . . Hardin-Simmons SS Jonathan Petty had 11 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered another in a win over TLU. . . . Sul Ross State LB Robert Pyssen had 10 tackles – including nine solo and 2.5 for loss in a loss against LC.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Texas Lutheran CB Darnell Bohannon-Bey blocked two extra-points in a loss to HSU. . . . Sul Ross State P Cesar Lozano pinned five punts inside the 20-yard line in a loss to MC.
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