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Sunday, September 21, 2003
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State junior running back Charles Anthony has been honored by the Ohio Valley Conference as the Offensive Player of the Week for the second time on the young football season. Anthony rushed for 159 yards on a career-high 32 attempts in the Tigers' tough 10-7 defeat to Florida A&M in the 15th Atlanta Classic Saturday evening in the Georgia Dome. Anthony scored the Tigers lone TD on a 13-yard run in the second quarter. The Orlando, Fla., resident gained 114 of his yards in the second half. TSU carried a 7-3 lead into the fourth quarter only to see FAMU block a field goal that was returned for a TD. Anthony was named game MVP and also received the weekly OVC honor for his play in the Tigers' season-opening 37-20 win against South Carolina State. Anthony has reached the century mark in each of TSU's first four games and leads the OVC with 542 yards, an average of 135.5 yards per game. The award was announced Sunday afternoon by the conference office.