Pair of Braves earn SWAC weekly honors - - Jackson, MS

Pair of Braves earn SWAC weekly honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ( – For the second consecutive week, Alcorn State claimed two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference weekly awards.

Isaac Sampson (Mobile, Ala./Davidson) and Darryan Ragsdale (Brandon, Miss./Hinds CC) were named offensive athlete and newcomer of the week, respectively. Southern also picked up two nods in Danny Johnson (Feliciana, La./East Feliciana) and Reggie Travis (Plaquemine, La./Memphis). Johnson earned specialist honors and Travis split newcomer honors with Ragsdale. Alabama State's Kourtney Berry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) was named defensive student-athlete of the week.

Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week: Isaac Sampson (Alcorn State)

Sampson headed the Braves offensive line with a total of eight pancakes in the 33-7 win over Alabama State. He helped Alcorn accumulate 608 yards of total offense and didn't allow a single sack. The Braves also scored four rushing touchdowns behind Sampson and two backs earned over 100 yards rushing for the second time in a single game this season.

Co-Newcomers of the Week: Darryan Ragsdale (Alcorn State) and Reggie Travis (Southern)

Ragsdale picks up newcomer of the week honors for the second consecutive week, his third weekly award of the season. He carried the ball 22 times for a career and game-high 173 yards with two touchdowns in the Braves 33-7 win over Alabama State. Ragsdale averaged 7.29 yards per carries, all for positive yardage. His longest was 40 yards.

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