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Verizon Wireless WAC Football Players of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER - Boise State running back Doug Martin, Fresno State linebacker Ben Jacobs and Fresno State placekicker Kevin Goessling were named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
 
Martin, a sophomore from Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary's HS), rushed for a career-high 121 yards on 13 carries and scored a career-high four touchdowns in Boise State's 52-21 win at Utah State.  He averaged 9.3 yards per carry and also caught one pass for six yards in the game.
 
Jacobs, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev. (Silverado HS), tied an NCAA record by forcing three fumbles in Fresno State's 30-28 win over Louisiana tech.  Jacobs recovered two of the fumbles and returned one 21 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.  He also had a team-high eight tackles (6 solo), including 1.5 for a loss of four yards.

Goessling, a sophomore from Placentia, Calif. (Servite HS), was perfect on kicks last week making all three field goals and all three of his extra point attempts against Louisiana Tech.  Trailing 28-24 in the fourth quarter, Goessling made two field goals including the game-winner from 35 yards out with no time on the clock.

Others nominated on offense: senior wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State; sophomore quarterback Shane Austin, Hawai'i; and senior running back Luke Lippincott, Nevada.

Also nominated on defense: sophomore defensive lineman Shea McCellin, Boise State; senior defensive lineman Tuika Tufaga, Hawai'i; junior defensive end Ryan Coulson, Nevada; junior linebacker Pompey Festejo, San Jose State; and sophomore linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah State.
 
Other special teams nominations included: junior placekicer/punter Kyle Brotzman, Boise State; and junior placekicker Ricky Drake, Nevada.
 
-WAC-
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