Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron, San Jose State defensive end Travis Johnson and Utah State wide receiver Stanley Morrison were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Cameron, a junior from Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park HS), completed 19-of-33 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in Louisiana Tech’s 41-21 win at Fresno State. Louisiana Tech racked up 400 yards of total offense in the first half that included three touchdown passes from Cameron, two to Quinton Patton in the first quarter. The win was the fourth consecutive for Louisiana Tech and puts the Bulldogs within one win of bowl eligibility.
Johnson, a junior from Sunnyvale, Calif. (The King’s Academy), tied a school-record with four sacks in the game against Idaho. One of his sacks resulted in San Jose State’s first safety in seven years. He had a total of 10 tackles and a fumble recovery that led to a Spartan field goal. The four sacks are also tied for the most by any player in the nation this year.
Morrison, a senior from Denison, Texas (Denison HS), executed two successful fake punts in Utah State’s 35-31 comeback win at Hawai‘i. In the second quarter, he rushed for eight yards on 4th-and 4 and then in the second half, he threw a 23-yard pass on 4th-and-5 to Joe Hill for a first down. Three plays later, Utah State scored a touchdown to pull within 31-21 with 2:16 left in the third quarter. Morrison added a 71-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth.
Others nominated on offense: senior wide receiver Devon Wylie, Fresno State; senior quarterback Bryant Moniz, Hawai‘i; senior running back Kama Bailey, Idaho; junior running back Kenny Turner, New Mexico State; and junior quarterback Adam Kennedy, Utah State.
Also nominated on defense: senior linebacker Aaron Brown, Hawai‘i; senior linebacker Tre’Shawn Robinson, Idaho; senior linebacker Jay Dudley, Louisiana Tech; and junior safety McKade Brady, Utah State.
Other special teams nominations included: junior placekicker Trey Farquhar, Idaho; and junior punter Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech.