Utah State inside linebacker Kevin Bouwman, a fourth-year starter, has been selected by the Big West Conference as its player of the week. Bouwman made 16 tackles in the Aggies' 24-24 tie against the two-time defending league champion Bulldogs in Fresno, Calif., Saturday.

Utah State Coach Chuck Shelton called Bouwman's performance his best ever.With the 16 tackles, Bouwman became the USU career tackling leader with 337, breaking Al Smith's old mark of 333.