(Jacksonville State Athletics)
FCS FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jermaine Hough, Jacksonville State, Freshman, 5-9, 163, DB, Lovejoy, Ga.
Hough had two key interceptions as Jacksonville State handed previously unbeaten and then-No. 17 Tennessee State a 31-28 overtime defeat. The true freshman also collected three tackles as JSU picked up a crucial Ohio Valley Conference, improving to 3-2 in the title race. Hough's first interception - which was also the first of his career - came on TSU's third play of the game as he picked off Tigers quarterback Michael German. It led to a touchdown nine plays later as the Gamecocks took an early 7-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Hough intercepted his second pass and returned it 14 yards - just one play after JSU had fumbled at its own 40-yard line.