MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
October 14, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San José State senior quarterback David Fales has been
named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while Utah State senior cornerback
Nevin Lawson and UNLV senior kicker Nolan Kohorst earned MW Defensive and Special
Teams honors, respectively. It is the first career MW weekly accolade for all three
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DAVID FALES, SAN JOSÉ STATE
Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, Calif./Monterey Peninsula College
· Completed 28-of-35 passes for 431 yards with three touchdowns to lead San
José State to a 34-27 Conference road win at Colorado State.
· Fales' touchdown passes went for 83, 77 and 62 yards, with the latter
proving to be the game-winning score with 5:36 left to play in the fourth quarter.
· Gained an additional 33 yards rushing on nine attempts to finish with 464
yards total offense.
· The 431 passing yards was eight shy of a season-high for Fales, who has
thrown for 300-plus yards in four straight games. Fales has tied the MW record for
consecutive 300-yard passing games, matching four-game streaks by BYU's John Beck
(Nov. 9-Dec. 21, 2006) and Max Hall (Dec. 20, 2008-Sept. 19, 2009).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEVIN LAWSON, UTAH STATE
Senior, Cornerback, Lauderhill, Fla./Piper HS
· Intercepted two passes in a game for the first time in his career as Utah
State fell to Boise State, 34-23.
· He returned the second INT 65 yards for a touchdown, the first defensive
score of his career.
· It was the first interception return for a TD by an Aggie since Will
Davis' 59-yarder vs. Idaho on Nov. 24, 2012. Lawson also became the first USU player
to record multiple interceptions in a game since Sept. 25, 2004, when Robert Watts
and Antonio Taylor both picked off two passes against UNLV.
· Had a career-high five passes defended with three pass breakups and two
· Tied his career-high with nine tackles and also added one TFL of seven yards.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NOLAN KOHORST, UNLV
Senior, Kicker, Henderson, Nev./Green Valley HS
· Converted a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give UNLV a 39-37 win
over Hawai'i. It was the first game-winning kick of his career.
· Tied a UNLV record with 15 kicking points in a game after going a perfect
4-for-4 on field goal attempts and 3-for-3 on extra points.
· His four made field goals (35, 19, 41 and 44 yards) equaled the UNLV
· Also tied the MW record for most made field goals by a senior. San Diego
State's Wes Feer was the last MW senior to accomplish the feat, doing so earlier
this season (Aug. 31 vs. Eastern Illinois).