Weber State's Higgins and Eteuati earn conference honor

Weber State's Higgins and Eteuati earn conference honor



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OGDEN, Utah (Oct. 29, 2007) - The Big Sky Conference has selected its football Players of the Week for games played on Saturday, Oct. 27. The quarterbacks from the highest scoring game in NCAA history - Portland State's Drew Hubel and Weber State's Cameron Higgins - are the Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Northern Colorado cornerback Quincy Wofford is the Defensive Player of the Week. Northern Colorado kicker Zak Bigelow and Weber State returner Bryant Eteuati are the Co-Special Teams Players of the Week.

Higgins, a 6-2, 180-pound freshman from Honolulu, Hawai'i, accounted for seven touchdowns and amassed 440 yards of total offense in Weber State's 73-68 victory. Higgins completed 22-of-36 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns - all career-highs. He also rushed for 106 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns. The seven touchdowns accounted for tied the Weber State single-game record. Higgins scored on runs of 2, 34 and 4 yards. Higgins guided an offense that rolled up 687 yards, 34 first downs and 10 touchdowns.

Hubel, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound true freshman from Corvallis, Ore., set a Big Sky Conference record and tied a Football Championship Subdivision record by throwing nine touchdown passes in Portland State's 73-68 loss to Weber State. Hubel, making his first career start, completed 35-of-56 passes for 485 yards with no interceptions. The nine touchdown passes broke the Portland State record of eight set by Neil Lomax. It broke the Big Sky record of seven, held by Weber State's Jaime Martin and Northern Arizona's Travis Brown. It tied the FCS record set in 1984 by Mississippi Valley State's Willie Totten. Hubel threw one TD pass in the first quarter, three in the second quarter, three in the third quarter, and two in the fourth quarter. He threw four each to Tremayne Kirkland and David Lewis.

Eteuati, a 5-7, 170-pound junior from Layton, Utah, tallied 341 all-purpose yards in Weber State's win over Portland State, including 308 in the return game. Eteuati returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown with 34 seconds to play in the third quarter, to give the Wildcats a 59-48 lead. He finished with 97 punt return yards on six tries. He also had a school-record 211 kickoff return yards on seven tries. Eteuati had an 84-yard kickoff return that led to a Weber State touchdown. The 341 all-purpose yards was the second-most in school history. Eteuati leads the FCS in all-purpose yards with an average of 210.9 per game.

Bigelow, a 6-foot, 200-pound sophomore from Littleton, Colo., kicked three field goals, including the game-winner with four seconds left in the Bears' win over Montana State. Bigelow connected from 37 yards out for the victory. He also made field goals of 25 and 40 yards.

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