RUSSELLVILLE — The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week for the third week of the 2015 football season. Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Marc Evans and East Central’s Rocky Moore shared the Offensive award. Henderson State’s Gary Vines and Corey Chappell earned the Defensive and Special Teams honors.

GAC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Marc Evans, Southwestern Oklahoma State, QB, Jr., Ventura, California

Evans led SWOSU’s offense in a commanding 58-38 upset of No. 9 Ouachita. The Bulldogs gave the Tigers their first regular season loss in 12 games. Evans completed 31-of-46 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns. He helped SWOSU score 50 points in back-to-back games for the second time in program history and for the first time since 1969.

GAC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Rocky Moore, East Central, QB, Sr., Pasadena, California

Moore set the GAC single-game completion percentage record (minimum 20 attempts) by converting 19-of-22 throws against Southern Nazarene. He threw for 253 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Tigers to their second-best margin of victory in school history with the 69-0 win.

GAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Gary Vines, Henderson State, DB, Jr., North Little Rock, Arkansas

Vines provided instrumental impact in Henderson’s 25-17 road win against Northwestern Oklahoma State. The junior defensive back made plays all over the field having nine tackles and three big pass break ups, two of which ended Ranger drives. Vines also had a key interception, to end a Northwestern drive in Reddie territory.

GAC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Corey Chappell, Henderson State, KR, Sr., Rowlett, Texas

Chappell tied his own school and GAC record with a 100-yard kickoff return to start the game against Northwestern Oklahoma State. Chappell took the kick three yards deep in the end zone and found a crease up the middle and cut down the right sideline. His prior 100-yard return came against Harding in 2013.


• Park Parish, Jr., QB, Harding (Recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of the season and his second three TD game)

• Barrett Renner, Fr., QB, Southern Arkansas (Set career-highs in yards [381] and touchdowns [5]; totaled 432 yards of offense)

• Austin Warford, So., QB, Ouachita Baptist (Threw for 165 yards and ran for 135 against SWOSU; accounted for three TDs)

• Conner Bays, Jr., S, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Notched 14 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in win vs #9 Ouachita)

• Logan Genz, Sr., LB, Arkansas Tech (Returned a fumble 67 yards for a score vs UAM as Tech improved to 3-0)

• Davondrick Lison, Fr., DE, Southern Arkansas (Made 10 tackles with a forced fumble and fumble recovery against Harding)

• Jabari Mathieu, Sr., DE, Arkansas-Monticello (Registered a pair of sacks and 11 tackles against Arkansas Tech)

• Jordan Norris, Jr., CB, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Picked off two passes vs Henderson State, returned one for a score)

• Brynden Pitzer, Sr., LB, Oklahoma Baptist (Amassed nine tackles, a sack and an interception for a touchdown against SE)

• Trendall Stevenson, Sr., CB, Harding (Intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards; added two pass breakups against SAU)

• Jameel Whitney, Sr., LB, East Central (With eight tackles, led ECU to its first road shutout since September 25, 2010)

• Ke’Vontae Pope, Jr., RS, Ouachita Baptist (Totaled 216 return yards; had two 50-yard returns; added 70 yards receiving)

• Tristan Parsley, So., K/P, Harding (Averaged 42 yards on three punts; went 10-for-10 on PATs; totaled eight touchbacks)

• Jake Walters, Jr., K, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Converted all six kicks – two field goals and four extra points)