NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior running back Tim Broughton and junior safety Daniel Fitzpatrick were the top vote-getters in the Heritage Sports Radio Network’s (HSRN) fan HBCU Player of the Week poll.
Broughton was the offensive’s work horse once again in the Tigers’, 31-15, win over Jacksonville State, notching a career-high 190 yards on 26 carries. The senior is now the Ohio Valley Conference’s rushing leader with 739 yards.
Fitzpatrick had a team-best eight tackles (seven solo) and made a pivitol interception in the fourth quarter as the Tigers won their sixth straight game to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Two plays after TSU had taken a 24-15 lead, Fitzpatrick intercepted Kyle West and returned the ball to the JSU 32-yard line; five plays later the Tigers scored another touchdown to put the game out of reach.
Overall the Tennessee State defense limited Jacksonville State to a season-low 292 yards, including just 21 rushing yards on 34 attempts (JSU had entered the game as the No. 1 rushing offense in the OVC).
The HSRN Fan Poll is conducted online each week (www.HSRN.com) and is voted on by HSRN fans nationwide. The poll nominees are composed of “Players of the Week” from the four HBCU conferences and HBCU independent teams. The final winners are the top vote-getters from Division I (FCS) and Division II in the categories of Offense, Defense, Special Teams and Newcomer of the week.