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OGDEN -- Weber State's QB Cameron Higgins is one of three players elected Offensive Player of the Week in the Big Sky Conference.
Higgins shares the honor with Montana quarterback Andrew Selle and Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones.
For the second straight week, Eastern Washington linebacker J.C. Sherritt is the Defensive Player of the Week. Portland State's Aaron Woods is the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Higgins, a 6-2, 195-pound junior from Kai, Hawai'i, completed 31-of-47 passes (.660 percent) for 410 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Weber State's 36-29 road win over Portland State. Higgins led the Wildcats on a six-play, 84-yard drive in 55 seconds, hitting Tim Toone for a 38-yard touchdown with 17 seconds remaining on a fourth-and-3 play. Higgins, a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, completed 4-of-7 passes for 75 yards on the game-winning drive. This is Higgins' fourth Player of the Week honor in his career. ... Higgins was also named the NATIONAL CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK by the COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS. He shared the honor with Jacksonville State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux.
Selle, a 6-foot-2, 219-pound junior from Billings, Mont., completed 29-of-38 passes (.763 percent) for a career-high 349 yards and three touchdowns in Montana's 41-34 overtime victory over Northern Arizona. Selle threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Sam Gratton with 2:37 to play in regulation to give UM a 34-31 lead. He tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Tyler Palmer on the first play of overtime for the game-winning touchdown. This is Selle's first Player of the Week.
Jones, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound sophomore from Antioch, Calif., rushed for a career-high 190 yards on just 15 carries and scored four touchdowns in EWU's 56-30 victory over Sacramento State. Jones averaged 12.7 yards per carry and scored on runs of 38, 37, 12 and 7 yards. He also caught one pass for 20 yards and finished with 279 all-purpose yards.
Sherritt, a 5-10, 210-pound junior from Pullman, Wash., recorded 15 tackles - 2.5 for loss - forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in the Eagles' victory over Sacramento State. Sherritt has moved into sixth in the nation in tackles per game with an average of 13.0, which leads the Big Sky. Sherritt ranks eighth nationally in tackles for loss per game with 1.88. This is his second Player of the Week honor.
Woods, a 5-6, 180-pound senior from Portland, Ore., returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown and finished with 202 kick return yards in Portland State's near upset of Weber State. Woods' 97-yard kick return, the second KOR TD of his career, came near the end of the third quarter and closed Weber State's lead to 28-17. Woods also caught five passes for 128 and caught two touchdowns. Woods' second TD reception gave PSU a 29-28 lead with 1:15 to play. Woods finished the game with 330 all-purpose yards, the 14th best single-game effort in league history.