10/31/2011 10:00:00 AMCarrollton, GA - A program win deserves program awards and the West Georgia Wolves produced two weekly award winners from Saturday's win over 17th-ranked Valdosta State. Linebacker Will Jones and placekicker/punter Davis Brackett earned
the Defensive and Special Teams player of the week awards for the week ending October 30th, released Monday by the Gulf South Conference.
Jones earns UWG’s first defensive accolade of the season after spearheading the Wolves’ defense in a 23-20 road upset over No. 17 Valdosta State. The senior racked up a team-high tying nine total tackles behind five solo stops. The Leesburg, GA native also recorded one sack for a 12-yard loss that pushed VSU out of field goal range in the second quarter. The award for Jones is the first of his career at UWG.
Brackett collects his second award in three weeks by leading West Georgia’s special teams unit against Valdosta State. The junior accounted for four total points, going 1-for-2 on field goals and 1-for-2 on point-after kicks. He booted a 31-yard field goal with no time left in the first half, extending UWG’s lead to 16-7. The Marietta, GA native did not stop there, booming three punts for 121 yards and a 40.3 average. All three of Brackett’s punts were downed inside the 20-yard line headlined by two that were placed at the VSU one-yard line.
The Wolves will take on their second-straight ranked road opponent this Saturday, facing off with the current No. 5 team in the nation, North Alabama. The Lions will likely move down in the national rankings after last Saturday's loss to West Alabama. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m., but has been moved to 5 p.m.