What started out as an outstanding freshman season at Louisiana Tech has ended in the third game for former Colquitt County running back Tevin King.

King will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in the 3-0 Bulldogs’ 52-24 victory at Illinois on Saturday.

King was leading the Western Athletic Conference with an average of 117.7 rushing yards.

He had scored five touchdowns in the Bulldogs three games, including two in the win over the Illini before getting hurt.

King also was ranked 29th nationally with an average of 138.7 all purpose yards.

As a Packer, King helped lead Colquitt County to the state championship game in 2010 when he rushed for 2,047 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Of this and that:

• Another member of that 2010 state runner-up team also is still involved with football.

All-State quarterback Tyler Brown is in his second year at the University of Georgia and is working for the athletic department as a student manager for the Bulldogs football team.

He is on the field during home games this season and will travel with team next year.

Brown is the Packers’ all-time career passing leader with 6,197 yards. He passed for 3,358 yards while helping lead the Packers to the state championship game as a senior in 2010.

• Tommy Hudson, who caught 102 of Brown’s passes that season, had two receptions for 15 yards as UT-Chattanooga lost 34-17 to Appalachian State on Saturay to fall to 1-3.

The Mocs will travel to The Citadel on Saturday.

•  Former Packer R.J. Taylor started at right tackle as Henderson State ran its record to 4-0 with a 56-20 victory over Southeastern Oklahoma State in Arkadelphia, Ark., on Saturday.

The Reddies will play at Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday.

• Quin Roberson had four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown, but Valdosta State lost to West Alabama 39-28 on Saturday to fall to 2-2.

Roberson also returned five kickoffs for 92 yards.

D’Amonte Ridley had a catch for nine yards and Davis Durham and Amel Magwood also played for Blazers.

Valdosta State will play host to Edward Waters on Saturday.

• Former Packer defensive end DeRhyan Arnold, now playing strong safety for Shorter University, was credited with a solo tackle in the Hawks 23-30 loss to Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Arnold, who played last year at Northwest Oklahom State, has played in two games for the Hawks and has been credited with three tackles, including a sack.

• Bryce Giddens got his third straight start for Arkansas State as the Red Wolves pounded Alcorn State 59-0 on Saturday.

Giddens played just the first half.

Now 2-2, Arkansas State will play host to Western Kentucky on Saturday.

• All three former Packers — Xzavier Ward, Ty Flournoy-Smith and Preston Mobley — played in Georgia’s 48-3 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

The Bulldogs will play host to Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised by CBS.

• Former Lady Packer Lauren Kelshaw was credited with an assist when she sent a cross to Amalia Hernandez, who scored what proved to be the match-tying goal as West Georgia battled to a 2-2 draw with North Alabama on Sunday.

A freshman, Kelshaw has played in all eight games for the Wolves, who are 2-4-2.

West Georgia will meet Valdosta State on Thursday in Carrollton.

• Orion Ponder had five pass receptions for 50 yards and had two kickoff returns for 15 yards in Albany State’s 41-6 loss to Miles College on Saturday.

Ponder had 11 catches for 140 yards this season for the Rams.

• Florida State left offensive tackle Cameron Erving helped open holes and provide the provide the protection for quarterback E.J. Manuel who had a big game in the Seminoles 49-37 victory yover Clemson on Saturday.

Manuel passed for a career high 380 yards and completed 27-of-35 passes for two touchdowns in the win. The Seminoles are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC as they prepare to go to Tampa on Saturday to meet South Florida.

 

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