Monday, November 22, 2010
Non-AQ Players of the Week
By Andrea Adelson
Here are the non-AQ Players of the Week, as selected by each conference:
Offense:Southern Miss QB Austin Davis. Threw for 293 yards on 24-of-31 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions and added his second career 100-yard rushing performance with 111 yards on 17 carries and four rushing TDs in a 59-41 win over Houston.
Defense:SMU DB Richard Crawford. Had two interceptions and six tackles in a win over Marshall. The two picks were the most for any SMU player in 23 games.
Special teams:UCF KR Quincy McDuffie. Returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in a 61-14 win over Tulane. It was his second kickoff return for a touchdown this year.
Offense: Ohio RB Vince Davidson. Had 100 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 31-23 win over Temple.
Defense: Miami DB Brandon Stephens. Had a season-high nine tackles in a 19-14 win at Akron. Stephens nine tackles were all solo and marked the first time this season he led the club in tackles.
Special Teams: Bowling Green PR Eugene Cooper. Had a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 33-14 loss at Toledo on Nov. 17. It was Cooper's second punt return for a score this season.
Offense: Eastern Michigan RB Dwayne Priest. Ran for a career-high 192 yards on 35 carries and had three touchdowns in a 21-17 win at Buffalo.
Defense: Western Michigan DB Jamail Berry. Played in his third different position on an injury depleted defense and racked up a career-high 17 tackles in a 38-3 win over Kent State.
Special Teams: Northern Illinois LB Jordan Delegal. Blocked two punts in a 59-21 win at Ball State and the Huskies set a school record with three blocked punts in the game.
Offense:Wyoming RB Alvester Alexander. Had 147 rushing yards and a school-record five touchdowns on 23 carries in a 44-0 victory over Colorado State.
Defense:Wyoming DE Josh Biezuns. Had a career-high 3.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in the win over Colorado State.
Special teams: Utah P/K Joe Phillips. Handled kicking, punting and kickoff duties in a 38-34 victory at San Diego State. Phillips made a 32-yard field goal and five extra points. In his collegiate debut as punter, he averaged 35 yards per punt, landing four of his five attempts inside the 20.
Offense:ULM QB Kolton Browning. Tied the school record with five touchdown passes in a 49-37 victory over North Texas. Browning completed 18-of-23 passes for 247 yards and also ran for 73 yards on 16 carries.
Defense: Middle Tennessee DB Rod Issac. Western Kentucky led 26-13 and had the ball at the Blue Raiders 1-yard line on fourth-and-goal when Issac picked up a fumble and went 99 yards for a touchdown, matching the longest fumble return in school history. Middle Tennessee won 27-26.
Special teams:Western Kentucky LB Bar'ee Boyd. Had two blocked punts against Middle Tennessee, the first blocks for the Hilltoppers in over two years. His second block was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.
Offense:Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz. Threw for a school record 560 yards on 32-of-44 passing and three touchdowns in a 41-7 win over San Jose State. He also moved into third place on the school’s all-time passing list with 6,330 yards.
Defense: Hawaii LB Aaron Brown. Made five tackles, including one for a loss, and made his first two career interceptions in the win over San Jose State. He returned the first interception 22 yards for a touchdown.
Special teams:Boise State K Kyle Brotzman. Made all three of his field goal attempts (20, 20 and 50) and all six extra points in a 51-0 win over Fresno State. He broke the Boise State school record in scoring and now has 418 points in his career.