WAC Announces Football Players of the Week
Kaepernick, a junior from Turlock, Calif. (Pittman HS), accounted for all five touchdowns and 255 yards of total offense in Nevada's 37-14 win over Louisiana Tech. Kaepernick was 15-of-21 for 166 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed 12 times for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns including one on a 67-yard run late in the third quarter.
Dunn, a junior from Stockton, Calif. (Edison HS), had a career-high 10 tackles, including nine solo, in Fresno State's 42-17 win at Hawai'i. He also forced a fumble and broke up two passes in the victory. The Bulldog defense held the Warriors to 283 passing yards, the lowest output by Hawai'i this year.
Anderson, a senior from Austin,Texas (Pasadena CC), returned four punts for 91 yards in New Mexico State's 20-17 win over Utah State. His biggest return came late in the fourth quarter with the teams tied at 17. Anderson fielded a punt at the New Mexico State 15-yard line and returned it 56 yards to help set up the game winning field goal as time expired.
Others nominated on offense: junior running back Ryan Mathews, Fresno State; senior offensive left guard Mike Iupati, Idaho; junior running back Seth Smith, New Mexico State; and sophomore running back Robert Turbin, Utah State.
Also nominated on defense: junior linebacker JoJo Dickson, Idaho; junior defensive end Kevin Basped, Nevada; senior linebacker Jason Scott, New Mexico State; and sophomore linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah State.
Other special teams nominations included: junior offensive guard Andrew Jackson, Fresno State; freshman placekicker Trey Farquhar, Idaho; freshman punter Cade Glasgow, Louisiana Tech; and sophomore linebacker Kaelin Burnett, Nevada.