Jerry Howard, Georgia Tech - the former Northwestern Trojan bagged his first college touchdown Saturday during the Yellow Jackets’ 37-10 win over Jacksonville State. Howard burst through the middle and ran away from chasing tacklers for a 65-yard touchdown run with 5:45 left in the third quarter. The true freshman finished with 82 yards on six carries.
Mason Rudolph, Northwestern - the former Northwestern QB set a new Oklahoma State career passing record Friday night during the No. 11-ranked Cowboys’ 44-7 win over South Alabama. Rudolph complete 25-of-38 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran the ball four times for 18 yards and another TD. The senior broke Brandon Weeden’s career passing yards record of 9,260 just before halftime.
Terrance Morris, Wofford - linebacker from Chester made six tackles and a crucial late interception to help seal the No. 10-ranked (FCS) Terriers’ 28-27 win over Mercer. Morris made a diving catch for his second career interception inside the last minute, allowing Wofford to take a knee on the next play and end the game.
Never miss a local story.
Jaleel Scott, New Mexico State - Rock Hill High’s Scott had a second straight big performance for the Aggies, catching eight passes for 91 yards and a touchdown during his team’s 30-28 win over rival New Mexico. Scott’s TD catch with 3:28 left in the third quarter made it 30-5 New Mexico State, the Aggies’ final scoring as the Lobos roared back into the game late.
Nick Sturgill, Walsh (Ohio) - sophomore from York made 11 tackles during Walsh’s loss to Saginaw Valley (Mich.).
Beau Nunn, Appalachian State - Nunn, from York, started at right tackle and helped the Mountaineers to over 600 yards of offense in their 54-7 win over Savannah State. The senior started his 19th game for Appalachian State.
Reubyn Walker, Benedict - Northwestern’s Walker had an active game during Benedict’s 20-14 overtime loss to Limestone. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior linebacker made six tackles, with two for a loss, and recorded a sack.
Andrew Komornik, Gardner-Webb - the Runnin’ Bulldogs struggled for a second straight game offensively, meaning plenty of opportunities for the former Nation Ford Falcon to punt. Komornik hit seven punts for a 43.6-yard average, downing one inside the 20 and hitting a pair longer than 50 yards. He also recorded a tackle.
Greg Ruff, Newberry - South Pointe’s Ruff threw his first college touchdown pass during Newberry’s 31-23 loss to Virginia Union. Ruff completed 2-of-5 passes for 42 yards, including a 29-yard TD strike in the second quarter. He also ran the ball 11 times for 18 yards.
Zeek Rodney, Wake Forest - South Pointe’s Rodney made three tackles during the Demon Deacons’ 34-10 win over Boston College. Rodney also had three quarterback pressures and a tackle-for-loss.
Other locals’ performances
Malik Williams, Appalachian State - Chester’s Williams started at slot receiver for a second straight week, catching two passes for 21 yards and running the ball once for six more yards during the Mountaineers’ win over Savannah State.
Antonio Dawkins, Bluefield College (W.Va.) - Fort Mill’s Dawkins made three stops during the Rams’ 19-0 win over Edward Waters (Fla.).
Anthony Johnson, Buffalo - The former South Pointe Stallion followed up his impressive season debut against Minnesota by making three catches for 82 yards during the Bulls’ loss to Army Saturday.
Josh Wilkes, Butler Community College (Kans.) - the Grizzlies fell to Coffeyville Community College 35-32, with Wilkes, the former South Pointe Stallion, catching three passes for 12 yards.
Jamah Mitchell, Campbell - defensive tackle from Northwestern made four tackles, with one for a loss, and recorded a QB hurry during the Camels’ 16-10 loss to Georgetown. The redshirt freshman started for a second consecutive game.
Shuler Littleton, Campbell - York Cougar started at right tackle for the second straight game of his redshirt junior year.
Eric Westbrook, Campbell - converted linebacker from South Pointe made a tackle during his school’s 16-10 loss to Georgetown.
Wally Wilmore, The Citadel - Northwestern graduate made a tackle during the Bulldogs’ blowout of Presbyterian.
Brandon Plyler, Concord (W.Va.) - Fort Mill’s Plyler made four catches for 24 yards during Concord’s 27-0 loss to Charleston (W.Va.). Plyler’s fellow Fort Mill grad, Chris Norman, started at right tackle for the Mountain Lions.
Corey Seargent, East Carolina - Seargent, the former Northwestern Trojan standout, started at cornerback for the Pirates during their 56-20 loss to West Virginia. Seargent made four tackles and broke up a pass during a rough game for the ECU defense.
Chris Bouyer, East Tennessee State - Bouyer started on the defensive line for the Bucs during their 52-10 loss to defending FCS champs James Madison. The former Northwestern Trojan recorded three tackles, including a half tackle-for-loss.
Donavan Perryman, Furman - Rock Hill Bearcat made a tackle in the Paladins’ 34-31 loss to Elon.
Caliph Brice, Hutchinson Community College (Kans.) - Northwestern’s Brice made two tackles and recorded a sack during Hutchinson’s 91-0 - yes, 91 - win over Rezolution Prep.
Denzel Marshall, Johnson C. Smith - Marshall, the former Chester Cyclone, started at left tackle for the Golden Bulls during their 44-6 loss to Virginia State.
Dijuan Ussery, Missouri Western - speedy receiver from Nation Ford caught one pass for a 38-yard touchdown during the Griffons’ 45-7 win over Missouri Southern State.
Josh McCoy, N.C. Central - York’s McCoy started at tight end and caught two balls for 24 yards during the Eagles’ 41-0 rout of Shaw.
Nick McCloud, N.C. State - sophomore from South Pointe made four tackles and broke up two passes during the Wolfpack’s 37-20 win over Marshall.
Markell Castle, Newberry - McCoy’s former York teammate, Castle, led Newberry in receiving for the fifth straight game, snagging three catches for 88 yards during the Wolves’ loss to Virginia Union. Castle is quickly closing in on Newberry’s top-10 in career receiving yardage, needing just 246 yards to move into 10th.
Shea Rodgers, Newberry - Indian Land Warrior hit 3-of-4 field goals (with a long of 39 yards) and both extra points during Newberry’s game against Virginia Union. Rodgers also averaged 36 yards on seven punts.
Tony Gaston, Newberry - Lewisville product had a tackle during Newberry’s loss to Virginia Union.
Kirk Rygol, North Greenville - true freshman QB from Nation Ford saw relief duty during North Greenville’s 22-10 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne. Rygol completed his lone pass attempt for nine yards and ran the ball three times for negative-4 yards in his first college action.
Ali Shockley, North Greenville - another Crusaders true freshman, Shockley was busy against Lenoir-Rhyne, notching six tackles, including 1.5 for a loss.
Riley Hilton, Presbyterian - Nation Ford’s Hilton started at tight end for the Blue Hose during their heavy defeat against The Citadel, catching two passes for 28 yards.
Jay Hood, Wingate - Lancaster Bruin made four catches for 31 yards during Wingate’s 31-21 win over Fayetteville State.
C.D. Catoe, Union (Ky.) - Lancaster true freshman made two tackles and returned a blocked extra point for a defensive PAT during the Bulldogs’ 43-14 win over Kentucky Christian.
Kendrick Hicks, Wingate - true freshman linebacker from Rock Hill High made his first college tackle during the Bulldogs’ win over Fayetteville State.
Lee Wright, Youngstown State - York Cougar made six tackles, including a half tackle-for-loss, and also broke up a pass during the Penguins’ 30-0 win over Robert Morris.