AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Games of October 29)
Sul Ross State junior running back Dominique Carson (Waxahachie, TX / WHS) had 177 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to fuel a 49-42 overtime win against Mississippi College. Carson, who also had three catches for 20 yards, had back-to-back scores in the third quarter that gave the Lobos a 35-28 lead. He helped SRSU snap a five-game losing streak.
Louisiana College sophomore linebacker Peter Ford (New Orleans, LA / Teurling Catholic) made six tackles – including four for a loss of 14 yards – registered 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles to lead a 37-16 road win over Texas Lutheran. Ford, who takes the league's top weekly defensive award for the second time this season, spearheaded a unit that allowed one touchdown in the first quarter and only field goals after that.
Hardin-Simmons sophomore safety Jonathan Wilder (Cedar park, TX / Vista Ridge HS) had a game-high 13 tackles – eight solo and one for loss – and two interceptions in a 24-14 road loss to McMurry. Wilder guided a unit that held the War Hawks to 160 yards below their passing average. Wilder's picks came in the second and third quarters to keep the game at 17-7.
Texas Lutheran junior place kicker Allen Cain (San Antonio, TX / Stevens HS) went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, connecting from 32, 46 and 44 yards in a 37-16 loss to Louisiana College. His 44-yarder came in the third quarter and tied the game up 16-16. Cain, who has now taken the league's top special teams weekly award for times this season, also hit his only extra-point try and handled kickoff duties. Three field goals in one game has only been done five times in the ASC this season, with Cain producing three of them.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
OFFENSE: McMurry RB Justin Johnson had 128 yards on 22 carries and seven catches for 42 yards to help fuel a 24-14 win over Hardin-Simmons. . . . Louisiana College RB Ryan Montague had 113 yards and one score on 26 carries and four catches for 24 yards and another score to guide a 37-16 win over Texas Lutheran. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor QB LiDarral Bailey passed for 117 yards and two TDs and ran for 30 yards over just 19 snaps in the first quarter to build a 26-0 lead in a win over Howard Payne. . . . Mississippi College QB Tommy Reyer passed for 230 yards and four TDs and ran for 29 yards and another score in an overtime loss to SRSU. . . . Hardin-Simmons RB Steven Rockwell had 134 yards and a TD on 17 carries in a loss to McMurry.
DEFENSE: McMurry SS Austin Cleere had 10 tackles – eight solo – and an interception in a win over HSU. . . .Mississippi College LB Blake Rowell had seven tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and one sack in a loss to SRSU. . . . Texas Lutheran LB Marcus Ferree had 13 tackles, including 1.5 for loss in a loss to LC. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor LB Javicz Jones made five tackles and returned a fumble 25 yards for a score in only 20 minutes of a win over HPU.
SPECIAL TEAMS: McMurry's Jeret Smith returned two kickoffs for 82 yards, with a 64-yarder setting up the War Hawks' final TD. . . Mary Hardin-Baylor K/P Chad Peevey hit a 25-yard field goal and was 6-for-6 on extra-points. . . . Sul Ross State P Cesar Lozano averaged 40.6 yards on seven punts, including a 73-yard boom.
2011 ASC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK REVIEW
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