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WAC Bloggers Week Twelve Review
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CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Nov 22, 2011


CFN’s WAC Bloggers put the previous weekend under the microscope, looking for the Lucky 7



DL is Dalton Lee.


1. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DL: Colby Cameron; QB, Louisiana Tech – While other players had better stats, no one came up bigger when it counted most than the junior quarterback. Colby threw for three touchdowns and 345 yards on 25-45 passes against Nevada in the biggest WAC game of the season. He rallied the Bulldogs to 24-20 victory to tie the Wolf Pack for a share of the top spot in the WAC.


2. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DL: Adrien Cole; LB, Louisiana Tech – While Colby Cameron led the Bulldog offense, Adrien led the Bulldog defense with a career high 17 tackles, including two tackles for loss. He led a Bulldog defense that held the high-powered Wolf Pack offense that averaged over 500 yards per game, to just 40 yards in the 4th quarter.


3. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DL: Jens Alvernick; Kicker, San Jose State – Jens kick two field goals and 3 extra points in a 30-27 victory over Navy. With his two field goals, Jens tied the Spartan school record with 16 field goals in a season.


4. COACH OF THE WEEK
DL: Pat Hill; Fresno State – For the first time since 2006, the Bulldogs are not bowl eligible. With a fan base that is turning against him and a defensive coordinator that resigned following last weeks 48-45 loss to New Mexico State, the beleaguered coach has had a tough week as Fresno State fell to 3-7. But Coach Hill’s Bulldogs came out with their best effort of the season against arch rival, Hawaii. First, his promotion of linebacker coach Tim Skipper to defensive coordinator paid off, as the Bulldog defense pressured the Warrior quarterbacks all night long. And his offense rallied in the 4th quarter for a rare win on the island, 24-21.


5. BEST GAME OF THE WEEK
DL: Louisiana State Bulldogs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack – This game was a microcosm of Louisiana Tech’s season. The Bulldogs, who started the year, 1-4, but had won their last 5 games, were down 20-3 in the 4th quarter. But in a battle for the top spot in the WAC, Sonny Dykes’ Bulldogs had a lot of fight left. Tech’s quarterback Colby Cameron, who had only thrown for 118 yards after three quarters, came alive and threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the final 9 minutes, as the Bulldogs came back to upset Nevada in Reno, 24-20.


6. BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE WEEK
DL: Utah State learning to win the close games – After starting the season at 2-5 and losing games in heartbreaking fashion ( Remember their gut-wrenching loss to Auburn in their first game of the year, 42-38? ), the Utah State has won their third game in a row in dramatic fashion. After defeating Hawaii and San Jose State with less than a minute remaining in each game, the Aggies scored a double overtime, 49-42, over the Vandals, in Idaho. With one more victory in the last two games, Utah State could become bowl eligible for the first time since 1997.


7. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK
DL: Hawaii’s missed interception against the Bulldogs – The Warriors needed to win two of their last three games to become bowl eligible. After trailing 17-0 against Fresno State, Hawaii bounce back behind quarterback David Graves to take the lead 21-17, going into the 4th quarter. That’s when Bulldog quarterback Derek Carr threw the ball downfield to receiver, Josh Harper. The ball went right through the awaiting hands of safety John Hardy-Tuliau, and into Harper’s hands for a 43 yard touchdown. That proved to be the difference as the Warrior dropped their third game in a row.