FRISCO, Texas (Southland Conference) - Following their upset over the nationally ranked Montana State Bobcats, Stephen F. Austin junior running back Gus Johnson and senior linebacker Ortavious Hypolite were both rewarded by being named the Southland Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday.
Johnson, a native of Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer HS), recorded his third 100-plus yard rushing performance of the season and eighth of his career with 157 yards on 26 carries along with three rushing touchdowns. Johnson scored the game-winning touchdown with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Hypolite, a native of Orange, Texas (West Orange Stark HS), put the final touch on the upset with a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on Montana State's final drive while also recording 11 tackles (1.5 tackles for a loss).
The 'Jacks (2-2) will be back in action this Saturday when they host Prairie View A&M at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.