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The following release came out of the Mountain West Conference offices a short time ago:

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Max Hall (BYU), Jerry Hughes (TCU) and Ross Evans (TCU) are Mountain West Conference Players of the Week for games through Sept. 13. Hall earns the Offensive Player of the Week honor, while Hughes garners the Defensive Player award and Ross Evans receives Special Teams recognition. Hall collects his sixth career player of the week honor, while Hughes claims his fourth weekly accolade and Evans captures his first weekly award.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MAX HALL, BYU

Senior, Quarterback, Mesa, Arizona/Arizona State

Max Hall completed 24-of-32 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in just over three quarters of play as No. 12 BYU rolled past Tulane, 54-3, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The senior quarterback from Mesa, Ariz., led BYU to seven scores on eight possessions, including touchdown drives of 67, 38, 89, 80 and 73 yards. He also carried the ball three times for 15 yards. On the day, 11 Cougars caught passes from Hall, with seven catching at least two balls. Hall left the game with 13:07 to play in the fourth quarter and BYU leading 40-3. Hall is ranked in the top 10 nationally in three categories: passing, total passing yards and passing yards per game.

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JERRY HUGHES, TCU

Senior, Defensive End, Sugar Land, Texas/Austin HS

Jerry Hughes finished with a career-high and team-best 11 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, to help No. 16 TCU to a 30-14 season-opening road win at Virginia. The senior defensive end keyed a dominating Horned Frog defensive effort that limited the Cavaliers to seven first downs and just 177 yards of offense, 104 of which came in the final 4:39 after TCU had built a 30-0 lead. Hughes, who hails from Sugar Land, Texas, made the tackle on Virginia's failed fake-punt attempt which set up a second-quarter TCU touchdown.

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SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ROSS EVANS, TCU

Sophomore, Placekicker, Burnet, Texas/Burnet HS

Ross Evans was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, hitting from 28, 25 and 32 yards, in No. 16 TCU's season-opening road win at Virginia. The sophomore placekicker from Burnet, Texas, also converted all three of his PAT tries.

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