Here are the BASN Newsroom/Batchelor Pad Radio Network HBCU Football All-Peak Performers of the week for the games played through September 29th.
DIVISION I (FCS)
Offense: Norfolk State sophomore quarterback Juwan Carter accounted for four touchdowns in Saturday’s win over Delaware State as the sophomore passed for three and ran for a score. Carter was 22-of-31 for a career-high 318 yards as the Spartans scored their most points since 2005. He finished with 355 yards of total offense after adding 37 yards on the ground.
Defense: Prairie View A&M redshirt senior defensive end Willie Green made career-high tying eight tackles with career highs in sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (3.5) with one forced fumble in the Panthers’ 22-16 win over Grambling State.
Special Teams: Alcorn State junior specialist Corey McCullough was perfect for the Braves in field goal attempts to help Alcorn secure a 20-3 victory over Southern on its Homecoming. McCullough drilled 32-yarder in the second quarter and a 22-yarder in the fourth for an insurance tally. He also punted three times in the rain for 109 yards. McCullough remained perfect on the season in field goal attempts.
Newcomer: Norfolk State freshman defensive back Brandon Savage logged three tackles and his first career interception, which he returned 80 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter versus Delaware State. His pick-six stopped a potential DSU scoring drive as the Hornets were on NSU’s 28-yard line prior to the interception.
Coach: Florida A&M’s Willie Simmons has led the Rattlers to a 3-2 record. This marks the first time since 2009 that FAMU has ended September with a winning record.
Offense: Virginia Union senior quarterback Darius Taylor tied a school record by tossing six touchdown passes in VUU’s 52-19 win over Livingstone College on Saturday. Taylor completed 21 of 33 passes for 331 yards in offense. He also rushed for 35 yards.
Defense: Tuskegee junior linebacker Davoris Thomas led TU’s defense with 12 tackles, one tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and a game-clinching fumble recovery that halted a late Lane drive in the 4th quarter with 1:07 left to play. He assisted the Golden Tigers in holding the Dragons scoreless for three quarters and only allowed 69 yards passing. TU’s defense surrendered 183 yards of total offense.
Special Teams: Morehouse College freshman punter Jordy Andrade had an outstanding day in the Maroon Tigers come from behind victory over Kentucky State as he gave MHC the field position that they needed in the second half. He finished the day with five punts for 184 yards an average of 36.8 yards per punt including three (3) punts inside the KSU 20 yard line and a long of 48 yards that pinned KSU deep in their own territory at the three-yard line.
Newcomer: Fayetteville State freshman center Alijah O’Neal allowed no sacks or TFL’s. FSU had a total of 502 yards of offensive, rushed for 337 yards, and threw for 165 with no sacks. The offense had an avg 5.7 yards/carry.
Coach: Virginia State’s Reggie Barlow and his Trojans have opened 2-0 in the CIAA this season. VSU has won 13 straight conference contests (including last year’s CIAA Championship Game) dating back through three seasons. Their last conference loss was a 38-37 defeat at Bowie State on October 15, 2016.