Courtesy of the Southland Conference
– Central Arkansas safety Jestin Love intercepted two passes in the Bears’ 31-7 victory at Nicholls last Saturday and was named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Stephen F. Austin quarterback Jeremy Moses was named the league’s offensive player of the week while McNeese State kicker Josh Lewis was named the conference special teams player of the week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin
Moses completed 30-of-53 passes for 418 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Lumberjacks to a 31-28 victory over Sam Houston State in the 85th installment of the Battle of the Piney Woods at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The senior from Baytown, Texas (Lee), set the Southland Conference career record for total offense and became the first conference player to record 11,000 yards of total offense in his career. With four games remaining in the regular season, Moses has 11,403 yards of total offense. This is the second time this season that Moses has been named the conference’s offensive player of the week. He was previously recognized Sept. 20.
Honorable Mention: Kenneth Robey, Central Arkansas; Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State; Brandon Collins, Southeastern Louisiana.
Defensive Player of the Week: Jestin Love, Central Arkansas
Love intercepted two passes in the Bears’ 31-7 victory at Nicholls. The freshman from West Memphis, Ark. (West Memphis), picked off his first pass in the end zone in the first half and had another at the UCA 2 that he returned 98 yards for a touchdown that gave the Bears a comfortable 24-0 lead midway through the third quarter. The interceptions were the first two of his career and helped the Bears hold the Colonels to just seven points after they had scored 47 the previous week.
Honorable Mention: Mark Newbill, Southeastern Louisiana; Derek Rose, Northwestern State; Devin Ducote, Stephen F. Austin.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Josh Lewis, McNeese State
Lewis kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired to give McNeese 13-10 victory over Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday. It was third longest in McNeese history and a career long for Lewis, a sophomore from Denham Springs, La. (Denham Springs). It was the third time in his career he delivered a game-winning kick, but it was the first time this season. Lewis scored total of 7 of the Cowboys’ 13 points. He also kicked 38-yard field goal and a PAT. Lewis has now made his last six field goal attempts.
Honorable Mention: Thomas Henshaw, Stephen F. Austin; Brashard Booker, Northwestern State; Brandon Closner, Sam Houston State; Eddie Carmona, Central Arkansas; Beau Mothe, Southeastern Louisiana.