Sunday, October 22, 2006
Passed for 2 TDS and rushed for 1 TD, gaining 293 yards in Total Offense. Antonio Heffner, Tennessee State's 6-2, 190 lb sophomore quarterback from Memphis, Tennessee was tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for his play in leading Tennessee State to a 38-31 win against Jacksonville State on Saturday, October 21, 2006. Heffner, a transfer from the University of South Carolina, passed for 260 yds (13-26-1) and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 33 yds and 1 TD for 293 yds of Total Offense. He led the Tigers on sustained scoring drives of 73, 70, 61, 49 and 57 yds. His TD passes covered 34 and 63 yards against the OVC's top pass defense. The decisive game-winning 63 yard catch and run came with 10:21 remaining in the game. This is Heffner's first OVC weekly honor this season. After seven games, Heffner leads the Ohio Valley Conference in passing (200.1 ypg), Passing Efficiency (144.3) and Total Offense (217.3 ypg). He ranks 19th nationally in Passing Efficiency and 28th in Total Offense.