Offensive Player of the Week – Quentin Williams, QB, Bethune-Cookman. Uh-oh, the Wildcats’ biggest weakness just got shored up. Williams passed for 128 yards and a touchdown and ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns during a 28-12 win over North Carolina A&T, considered to have one of the MEAC’s better defenses.
Runner-ups — Travis Davidson, RB, Morgan State and Damien Fleming, QB, Florida A&M.
Defensive Player of the Week – Tazmon Foster, LB, North Carolina Central. In the most stunning upset of the MEAC season so far, Foster returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown against South Carolina State and finished with 12 tackles. His return gave the Eagles a 17-3 edge jump-starting an eventual rout over the Bulldogs.
Runner-ups – Keith Pough, LB, Howard and Davon Moore, DB, Delaware State.
Special Teams Player of the Week – John Fleck, P-K, Howard. Averaged 47.7 yards on six punts, putting four inside the Florida A&M 20-yard line. Also hit a 48-yard field goal.
Runner-ups – Earvin Gonzalez, P-K, Morgan State and Oleg Parent, K, North Carolina Central.
Offensive Player of the Year at Midseason –Travis Davidson, RB Morgan State. Davidson is averaging 12 yards more than any other running back in the league at 102.8. His eight touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving) lead the MEAC and he is averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Also, Morgan State hasn’t lost in the MEAC yet. I would not be surprised if this changed by the end of the year.
Damien Fleming, QB, Florida A&M (133 of 192 for 1319 yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions).
Travis Harvey, WR, Florida A&M (6.8 receptions and 93.7 yards per game).
Defensive Player of the Year at Midseason – Keith Pough, LB, Howard. I’d actually consider it a dead-heat between the two players statistically, though Pough will get the edge from MEAC voters because of his career. He set the record for career tackles for loss at the FCS level on Saturday and was widely considered the preseason favorite. Pough is averaging 10.8 tackles, 1.9 tackles for loss and .89 sacks per game.
Davon Moore, DB, Delaware State (10 tackles per game, 3 interceptions and 132 return yards).
Rookie of the Year at Midseason – Brendon Riddick, RB, Norfolk State. Riddick’s ranks ninth in the MEAC in rushing yardage and has been the most consistent part of the NSU offense averaging 57.8 yards per game. I would vote for a freshman, though, the MEAC rules don’t require that.
Kimario McFadden, DB, South Carolina State (5 tackles per game, 2 interceptions, 1 TD).
Zach Cimaglia, PK, North Carolina A&T (8 of 12 field goals and 15 of 17 on PATs). read more…