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PROVO, Utah (September 3, 2007) -- BYU running back Harvey Unga has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 20-7 season-opening victory over Arizona.
Unga, a freshman from Provo, Utah, racked up a game-high 194 all-purpose yards, including a game-best 67 yards rushing and 127 yards receiving. Unga was also credited with two touchdowns, including a 27-yard pass and run with 6:02 left in the first quarter that gave the Cougars a 7-0 lead, and an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter that extended BYU's lead to 20-0. Prior to Arizona's final drive of the game, Unga had totaled more offensive yards than the entire Arizona offense combined. For the game, Unga averaged 4.5 yards per carry and averaged over 14 yards per reception.
Unga's offensive total against the Wildcats marked the top performance by a freshman running back in the country.