SWAC Football Weekly Honors: Sept. 5

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Jackson State’s Shedeur Sanders, Grambling State’s Lewis Matthews, Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Maurice Lloyd and Alcorn State’s Jarveon Howard its SWAC Football Players of the Week for their outstanding performances during games played this past week of competition.
 
Offensive- Sanders completed 29-of-33 pass attempts for 323 yards while throwing a career high five touchdown passes with only four incompletions during JSU’s season opener.  He completed his first 17 pass attempts of the game (career-high).  Sanders also completed passes to 11 different receivers during the Tiger’s 59-3 win over Florida A&M at the Orange Blossom Classic.

Defensive- Matthews registered a game high 14 total tackles (12 solo) during the Grambling State Tigers’ season opener at Arkansas State.  He also contributed 4.5 tackles for loss while assisting on two tackles.  

Specialist- Lloyd was a significant contributor for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions during a 48-42 win over Lane.  He finished the night with four kickoff returns for a total of 187 yards.  He returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown at the 14:46 mark of the third quarter extending UAPB’s lead over Lane.
 
Newcomer- Howard tallied a game-high 199 yards on the ground during the Braves near-upset of 10th-ranked Stephen F. Austin.  The Columbia, Mississippi native had a 73-yard rushing score just before the half that extended the Braves lead at 24-10 going into intermission.  Howard also contributed one reception out of the backfield for five yards. 

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