That had to be the collective thought of the rest of Alabama State’s opponents after Isaiah Crowell churned out his second-straight 100-plus yard game of the season.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore racked up 149 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the Hornets’ 45-0 dismantling of Texas Southern at home this past weekend.
Monday, the Georgia transfer was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Newcomer of the Week.
Crowell’s performance followed a 16 carry, 127-yard outing in a 54-14 win at Alcorn State in Week 5.
It seems as if Crowell and Alabama State’s coaching staff have finally gotten acclimated to each other, heading into their Week 7 matchup against SWAC East foe Jackson State. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.
Barlow said the former five-star recruit, who was averaging 55.5 yards game through the Hornets (4-2, 4-1) first four contests against Bethune-Cookman, Mississippi Valley State, Grambling State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, is easing back into the shape he was in when he was named SEC Freshman of the Year as the Bulldogs advanced to the conference title game last season.
“When he got here, he didn’t particularly go through a whole lot of summer training,” Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow said in Monday’s Weekly SWAC coaches teleconference. “So, he’s kind of been working himself in shape throughout the season.”
The Hornets have also added a few new calls to best showcase his abilities. Crowell played in a spread offense at Columbus, Ga.’s Carver High School. At the University of Georgia, he was featured in a more traditional set, running behind a fullback to the tune of 850 yards and five touchdowns. read more…