Alabama State’s impressive 49-30 rout of Alcorn over the weekend earned a trio of players weekly conference honors.
Senior defensive end Carlton Jones was named Southwestern Athletic Conference defensive player of the week after making eight tackles, along with three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Jones also had a key strip of Alcorn quarterback John Gibbs that resulted in a fumble recovery by the Hornets to set up a touchdown.
Middle linebacker Kourtney Berry, a redshirt freshman who led the team in tackles on Saturday, was named the SWAC newcomer of the week. Berry, who had 13 tackles, also returned a fumble 30 yards to the 4-yard line to set up an Isaiah Crowell touchdown run on the next play.
Senior Bobby Wenzig was named specialist of the week after averaging 43.7 yards per punt on nine punts this week. He also added seven extra points after Hornet touchdowns.
Alabama State (3-2) continues SWAC play this weekend with a game at Texas Southern on Saturday at 6 p.m.
“We are going out to Houston and every year I watch Texas Southern and they have a lot of good players,” ASU coach Reggie Barlow said in Monday’s SWAC teleconference. “I know they’ve had to overcome some adversity, but they are playing hard.
“Watching them against Jackson and (Alabama) A&M, they have been in all of these games. They are a very competitive team and we have the upmost respect for them. We know they are going to be excited to be playing at home and its SWAC play. There is so much parity and these teams are very close in talent and it will be another uphill battle for us.”