Courtesy of the Western Athletic Conference
- Hawai'i running back Alex Green, Hawai'i linebacker Corey Paredes and Fresno State place kicker Kevin Goessling were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Green, a senior from Portland, Ore. (Butte CC), rushed for a career-high 172 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in Hawai'i's 45-7 win at Utah State. He had a career-long rush of 60 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The four touchdowns scored ties for the most by a WAC player this year and are the most for a Warrior in a game since 1995. The 172 yards rushing are the most for a Hawai'i player since 1993.
Paredes, a junior from Kane'ohe, O'ahu (Castle HS), had a game-high 10 tackles in the win at Utah State. He recorded one tackle for loss and also picked off two passes, setting up Hawai'i touchdowns after both plays. Paredes helped anchor a defense that held its opponent to 181 yards of total offense, the fewest in a game for the Warriors since 2005.
Goessling, a junior from Placentia, Calif. (Servite HS), was 4-for-4 in field goal attempts in Fresno State's 33-18 win at San Jose State. He had two field goals over 40 yards including a long of 44. Goessling was also 3-for-3 on extra point attempts to run his consecutive streak to 116, 12 shy of the all-time WAC record.
Others nominated on offense: sophomore running back Robbie Rouse, Fresno State; senior wide receiver Maurice Shaw, Idaho; and sophomore running back Kenny Turner, New Mexico State.
Also nominated on defense: senior defensive end Chris Carter, Fresno State; senior defensive end Aaron Lavarias, Idaho; senior safety Alphonso Powell, New Mexico State; and freshman linebacker Keith Smith, San Jose State.
Other special teams nominations included: freshman safety David Graves, Hawai'i; sophomore punter Bobby Cowan, Idaho; and junior kick returner Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State.