Monday, October 27, 2003
Purcell named WAC defensive player of week
HONOLULU -- Hawaii defensive lineman Mel Purcell was named
the Western Athletic Conference defensive player of the week on
The sophomore from American Samoa recorded 12 tackles and two
sacks in Hawaii's 31-15 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.
Louisiana Tech running back Ryan Moats earned WAC's offensive
player of the week honors.
Moats rushed for 199 yards on 31 carries and a career-high three
touchdowns in a 42-34 win at Nevada. He has now rushed for more
than 100 yards in three straight games.