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Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley and Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games played through October 13th. Reynolds is cited on Offense, Farley is honored on Defense, and Brindza is recognized on Special Teams. All three players are first-time honorees.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Navy QB Keenan Reynolds
A freshman from Antioch, Tenn., Reynolds made his first Navy start a victorious one, pacing the Midshipmen to a 31-13 win at Central Michigan. Reynolds completed six of 11 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 59 rushing yards on 24 carries, as Navy picked up a second consecutive win to improve to 3-3 on the season. Reynolds becomes the first Navy QB since Chris McCoy in 1997 to throw for three scores in a single game.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame S Matthias Farley
A sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., Farley recorded his first career interception in Notre Dame’s 20-13 overtime home win over No. 17 Stanford. Farley returned his first-quarter interception 49 yards, setting up the first score of the game for the Fighting Irish. He added eight tackles, including a tackle for loss, as Notre Dame opened 6-0 for the first time since 2002.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame PK Kyle Brindza
A sophomore from Canton, Mich., Brindza had a perfect kicking performance in Notre Dame’s 20-13 overtime decision over No. 17 Stanford in South Bend. Brindza made field goal attempts of 22 and 29 yards, was successful on both of his PAT attempts, and recorded touchbacks on all four of his kickoffs in helping the Irish to a sixth straight victory—the longest Irish win streak since 2006. Brindza’s 22-yard FG through a driving rain tied the game with 20 seconds remaining, sending the contest to an extra session.