WEEK 5 / North Carolina A&T 4-0 vs. South Carolina St. 1-2

6pmET | flofootball.com

OT
#70 Brandon Parker
Two-time MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year
vs
ILB
#10 Darius Leonard
2016: 124 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 INT

Analysis

In this early season Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tilt, two of the top FCS-level NFL prospects will be on display. Parker (6070/315) is the two-time MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year and a three-time all-conference selection. Coming into this season, he had only committed four penalties and never given up a sack during his career. 

Leonard (6020/225) is the reigning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year after recording 124 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions in 2016. He is the definition of the “modern day” linebacker in that he can play on all four downs and is an excellent tackler in space.

Best of the Rest:
Southern California @ Washington State (Fri): DS #4 Chris Hawkins vs. QB #4 Luke Falk
UConn @ SMU: DT #93 Foley Fatukasi vs. OC #63 Evan Brown
Arizona State @ Stanford: RB #7 Kalen Ballage vs. LB #44 Kevin Palma
San Jose State @ UNLV: CB #21 Andre Chachere vs. WR #83 Devonte Boyd

Last Week:Georgia 31, Mississippi State 3
OT #55 Martinas Rankin vs. OLB #7 Lorenzo Carter
In this “Battle of the Bulldogs,” Rankin and MSU were limited to 280 total yards by the Georgia defense, although he did not give up a sack or quarterback hurry, while Carter totaled 3 tackles. 

-- Phil Savage, Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director