NCF Nation: Donte Savage

Non-AQ Players of the Week

October, 11, 2010
10/11/10
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Here are your players of the week from all the non-AQ conferences:

Conference USA

Offense: UTEP WR Kris Adams. Had five catches for 134 yards with three touchdowns in a 44-24 win over Rice. He tied his career high for touchdown catches and also extended his streak of games with a reception to 30.

Defense: UCF FS Kemal Ishmael. Made seven tackles, had an interception and forced a fumble to lead UCF’s defense to a 42-7 win over UAB.

Special teams: Southern Miss K Danny Hrapmann. Made a school-record five field goals (tying the C-USA mark), hitting them from 28, 39, 39, 49 and 49 yards in a loss to East Carolina. He has now converted 16-straight field goal attempts dating back to last season.

MAC

East Division

Offense: Ohio QB Phil Bates. Ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries also completed a 47-yard pass to Donte Foster for 191 yards of total offense in a 49-25 win over Bowling Green.

Defense: Kent State DL Roosevelt Nix. The freshman had five tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pair of hurries in a 28-17 win over Akron. His 6.5 sacks and 10.0 TFL on the year both rank in the top 10 in the nation.

Special Teams: Kent State P Matt Rinehart. Averaged 41.2 yards on nine punts in a 28-17 win over Akron. Six of the nine kicks were downed inside the 20 yard line, including a season-long 64-yarder.

West Division

Offense: Northern Illinois QB Chandler Harnish. Had 282 yards of total offense with 211 yards passing and 71 rushing in a 31-17 win over Temple. Harnish had a season-high 20 completions in 25 attempts and threw touchdown passes of 10 and 4 yards.

Defense: Western Michigan DB Lewis Toler. Intercepted Ball State QB Keith Wenning and ran 24 yards for the Broncos' second TD in the first minute of the game in a win over Ball State.Toler has three interceptions in the past three games.

Special Teams: Western Michigan K John Potter. Made five field goals, six extra points and scored a touchdown on a fake field goal in the win over Ball State.

Mountain West

Offense: Utah QB Jordan Wynn. Led Utah to its highest point total in 27 years in a 68-27 road win over Iowa State. In three quarters of play, Wynn went 23-of-31 for 325 yards and two touchdowns.

Defense: Air Force CB Reggie Rembert. Made a season-high seven tackles, had an interception, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery in a 49-27 win over Colorado State.

Special Teams: Utak PR/KR Shaky Smithson. Returned five punts for 145 yards and finished the game with 261 all-purpose yards. He had the longest punt return of his career, going 78 yards down to the Iowa State 2-yard line.

Sun Belt

Offense: Troy QB Corey Robinson. Went 26-of-37 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Middle Tennessee.

Defense: Troy LB Kanorris Davis. In his first collegiate start, Davis led the team with nine tackles, including three for losses. His first quarter sack and forced fumble led to the Trojans’ second TD of the game.

Special Teams: North Texas K Zach Olen. Made all five of his kicks against Arkansas State, going 4-of-4 on field goals and 1-for-1 on extra points. No North Texas kicker has been perfect in at least four attempts since North Texas returned to FBS in 1995.

WAC

Offense: Nevada RB Vai Taua. Ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 35-13 win over San Jose State. It was his fifth straight 100-yard game.

Defense: New Mexico State DE Donte Savage. Had nine tackles, including two sacks, forced two fumbles and broke up two passes in a 16-14 win over rival New Mexico. His forced fumble late in the game set up the winning field goal.

Special teams: New Mexico State K Tyler Stampler. Made three field goals, including a 22-yarder with 1:56 left to win the game.

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