CFN’s Top HBCU Players of Week 12: LaDarius Owens & Terreance Ellis

    The top HBCU players from Week 12 include an exceptional performance from Texas Southern RB LaDarius Owens and Alcorn State LB Terreance Ellis' dynamic showing.

    As the 2023 college football season neared its climax in Week 12, the top HBCU players across the country stepped up, showcasing their extraordinary talent and grit. These top athletes dazzled onlookers with skillful plays, whether through game-altering interceptions, dynamic rushing yards, or pinpoint accurate passes.

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    Offense: LaDarius Owens, RB, Texas Southern

    LaDarius Owens delivered a commanding performance against The University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff, underlining his prowess as a formidable running back.

    Dominating the ground game, he took charge with 25 rushing attempts, churning out an impressive 143 yards and averaging a strong 5.7 yards per carry. Owens’s ability to find the end zone was particularly noteworthy, as he punched in three rushing touchdowns, showcasing his knack for scoring and his resilience in the red zone.

    His contribution wasn’t limited to the rushing game; Owens also added versatility to his team’s offense with one reception that yielded eight additional yards. His combined efforts on the ground and through the air were instrumental in his team’s overall offensive thrust, making his performance a cornerstone of the game.

    Defense: Terreance Ellis, Linebacker, Alcorn State

    In a critical matchup against Jackson State University, Terreance Ellis delivered a standout performance that highlighted his defensive acumen.

    Ellis was a crucial force on the field, amassing ten tackles, with 6 of these being solo efforts, showcasing his ability to read plays and halt offensive drives effectively. Ellis also had a pivotal interception.

    Additionally, Ellis contributed to containing the opposing offense with a notable 0.5 tackles for loss, underscoring his versatility and effectiveness in multiple facets of the defensive game.

    His comprehensive performance was not just a personal feat but a crucial element in challenging one of the most formidable teams in the league.

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