SIAC Football Honors: Week Eight

ATLANTA — Johnathan McCrary (Clark Atlanta) and Hoderick Lowe (Tuskegee) were named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Edward Kirkland (Benedict) was named Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday.

Slade Jarman was named Newcomer of the Week, while Nick Christiansen (Miles) was tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week.

Co-Offensive Players
Johnathan McCrary
Clark Atlanta
QB • 6-4 • 220 • Sr. • Ellenwood, Ga.

McCrary led Clark Atlanta to a 44-36 win over Albany State in conference play guiding the Panthers to their first win over ASU since 2001. He threw for 357 yards and five touchdowns to help CAU generate 445 yards of total offense. McCrary completed passes to nine different receivers going 28-of-46 while rushing for 28 yards.

Hoderick Lowe
RB • 5-9 • 170 • Sr. • Atlanta, Ga.

Hoderick Lowe fueled Tuskegee with 273 yards rushing on 13 carries (20.7 avg) with two touchdowns. Lowe scored both of his touchdowns in the 3rd quarter courtesy of 85- and 73-yard runs. He helped ignite the Golden Tigers run game that accounted for 320 of the 439 yards of total offense.

Defensive Player
Edward Kirkland
S • 6-0 • 210• Sr. • Columbia, S.C.

Edward Kirkland led Benedict with seven tackles (6 solos) in Saturday’s win over Morehouse. The Tigers held the Morehouse offense to 29 rushing yards on 26 attempts. Kirkland’s 4th quarter interception helped the Tigers win in overtime.

Slade Jarman
Fort Valley State 
QB • 6-4 • 220 • Jr. • Pensacola, Fla.

Slade Jarman led Fort Valley State connecting on 12-of-26 pass attempts for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He also tacked on nine carries for 49 yards (5.0 yards per carry). He threw both of his touchdowns in the second half to help FVSU secure the win.

Nick Christiansen
PK/P • 238 • 6-3 • Sr. • Clayton, N.C.

Christiansen made all three of his field goal attempts (53, 52, 27) in Miles 23-13 win over Lane. He now has 40 career field goals and eclipsed the 200-point plateau for his career – both Miles records. The 53-yard field goal is the longest in the SIAC this season. It was the first time he has made two 50-yard field goals in one game, and his seventh career make from that distance, four of them coming this season. He also averaged 35.5 yards on two punts.

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