CIAA Football Players of the Week
CIAA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE
October 29, 2011
Larry McDonald, Fayetteville State University
Position: OG Height: 6-1 Weight: 333 Class: Sr. Hometown: Mebane, NC
Comments: McDonald opened holes all day long; leading a Fayetteville State offensive line as it rolled up 339 yards of total offense, including 199 yards on the ground, in a complete 44-23 win over Johnson C. Smith on Saturday. The Broncos rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two; averaging more than five yards per play.
Brian Richards, Saint Augustine’s College
Position: WR Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Class: R-So Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Comments: Richards had a monster of a game, catching 16 passes for a jaw-dropping 222 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-14 rout of Livingstone. His 222 yards are a modern school single-game record and 16 receptions are one shy of the modern school mark. Richards’ touchdown receptions covered 15 and 65 yards from two different quarterbacks.
Quinshon Odom, Shaw University
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Class: So. Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Comments: Shaw Bears’ quarterback Quinshon Odom completed 25 of 46 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns in Shaw's 21-14 loss to WSSU. He keyed a Shaw offense that kept the ball for 39:20 in the game and had the statistical edge in every major category.
Colon Bailey, Fayetteville State University
Position: TB Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 Class: So. Hometown: Manteo, NC
Comments: The burly Fayetteville State Back matched his career-high for touchdowns with three- all of them coming in the second half to help the Broncos pull away in a 44-23 win over Johnson C. Smith on Saturday. Bailey rushed for 135 yards on 27 rushes; averaging five yards per carry.
Brad Davis, Elizabeth City State University
Position: DE Height: 6-1 Weight: 245 Class: Jr Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments: Davis pressured Chowan's quarterback all day, sacking him 3.5 times for a loss of 18 yards. He also forced a fumble, had a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries. He had four tackles for the day.
Tyheim Pitt, Livingstone College
Position: LB Height: 6'0 Weight: 195 Class: SO Hometown: Fremont, NC
Comments: Tyheim Pitt had a career day for the Livingstone Blue Bears against St. Augustine's College. Pitt had a career-high 17 tackles to lead all players. He also had his second interception of the season- which he ran back for a touchdown. He is now only one tackle away from achieving 100 total tackles for the season.
Joshua Scales, Fayetteville State University
Position: CB Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Class: So. Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Comments: Scales was brilliant on Saturday, coming up with two interceptions, including one in the end zone to change momentum drastically, in a 44-23 win over Johnson C. Smith. Scales had six tackles -- all solo -- to go with two pass breakups and a forced fumble. Scales also had a touchdown-saving tackle, a two-point conversion-saving tackle and ran 11 yards for a first down on a fake field goal- which led to a drive that resulted in a touchdown.
Michael Lima, Saint Augustine’s College
Position: PK Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Class: R-Fr Hometown: Miami, FL
Comments: Lima kicked a 39-yard field goal and was 6-for-6 on point after attempts in a 45-14 win over Livingstone.
Alexander Tucker, Saint Augustine’s College
Position: Punter Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Class: So Hometown: Union, SC
Comments: Tucker boomed three punts for an average of 47 yards; including a 72-yarder which tied a modern school record in a 45-14 win over Livingstone.
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University
Maynor led his team to a 21-14 win over Shaw University, moving the Rams to 9-0 overall and 7-0 in CIAA play. It is the first time the WSSU Rams have finished undefeated in conference play since the 1999 season.
Notes of Interest:
ECSU's Daronte McNeill needs only 12 more yards to become the Vikings' all-time leading rusher.
Brian Richards of St. Aug set a new modern school mark with 222 receiving yards in a 45-14 win over Livingstone. His 16 catches were one shy of the modern school mark. Alexander Tucker booted a 72-yard punt against Livingstone which tied the modern school record.
It is the first time the WSSU Rams have finished undefeated in conference play since the 1999 season.