AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Riley Ferguson • Jr. • QB • Memphis • Matthews, N.C.
Ferguson tied the American Athletic Conference single-game record for touchdown responsibility in the first half of the Tigers’ 77-3 win against Bowling Green. He staked the Tigers to a 35-3 first-quarter lead and a 56-3 halftime lead by completing 20 of 27 passes for 359 yards and six touchdowns and added a 1-yard rushing TD before exiting the game. Ferguson leads The American with 11 touchdown passes through three games.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeremy Brady • Sr. • S • Tulsa • North Little Rock, Ark.
Brady came up with two key turnovers in the second half, helping Tulsa overcome a 31-0 deficit and take a 48-41 double-overtime win at Fresno State. He had an interception in the end zone as Fresno State threatened to build a two-touchdown lead, and he had a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the first overtime period to prevent the Bulldogs from scoring first.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andrew DiRocco • Jr. • K • Tulane • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DiRocco made a career-high four field goals and scored 15 points to help Tulane to a 41-39 win against Louisiana in four overtimes. He forced a fourth OT period with a do-or-die 48-yard field goal in the third overtime and also had field goals of 22, 35 and 20 yards.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Shaquem Griffin • Jr. • LB • UCF • St. Petersburg, Fla.
Had five tackles, 2.0 sacks, 3.0 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in a 53-14 win at Florida International.
D’Eriq King • Fr. • WR • Houston • Marvel, Texas
Had 234 all-purpose yards and figured in three touchdowns (one receiving, one passing, one kickoff return) in a 64-3 win at Texas State.
Jahad Thomas • Sr. • RB • Temple • Elizabeth, N.J.
Had 143 all-purpose yards and scored two rushing touchdowns in a 48-20 win against Charlotte.
Terren Encalade • So. • WR • Tulane • East Point à la Hache, La.
Had seven receptions for 103 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-39 four-overtime win against Louisiana.
D’Angelo Brewer • Jr. • RB • Tulsa • Tulsa, Okla.
Rushed for 252 yards on a conference-record 46 carries in a 48-41 double-OT win at Fresno State.