COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A running back and a defensive lineman for No. 21 BYU and the place kicker for San Diego State won Mountain West Conference player of the week awards on Monday.
The Cougars and Aztecs were the only conference teams to play last week as BYU beat San Diego State 48-27 on Saturday. It was the last regular-season MWC game of the year.
BYU freshman Harvey Unga won the Offensive Player of the Week award, carrying 23 times for 161 yards and scoring a career-high four touchdowns. It was his third consecutive 100-plus-yard game and his seventh this year. He now has 1,211 rushing yards for the season, the most for BYU since Luke Staley's 1,582 yards in 2001. Unga also had three receptions for 29 yards on Saturday.
Jan Jorgensen won defensive honors with a team-best seven tackles, including five solo and one sack. He has 11.5 sacks for the season, best in the MWC.
Garrett Palmer won the special-teams award, hitting two field goals in two attempts for the Aztecs, one from 40 yards and one from 41. He now has 17 career field goals of 40 or more yards, and this was the fifth game in his career in which he hit two or more 40-yarders in the same game.