Verizon Wireless WAC Football Players of the Week Announced
Turbin, a sophomore from Fremont, Calif. (Irvington HS), tied a school-record with five touchdowns in Utah State's 52-49 win at Idaho. Turbin scored three rushing and two receiving touchdowns to help end a 12-game road losing streak for the Aggies. He rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries and caught two passes for 70 yards to account for 183 all-purpose yards.
Soares, a senior from Kane'ohe, O'ahu (Castle HS), tied his career-high with 12 tackles (11 solo) in Hawai'i's 24-17 win over Navy. Soares helped hold Navy's rushing offense to 248 yards, well below its season average, and shut out the Midshipmen in the second half for the first time all season. Soares' last tackle was a sack for a nine-yard loss on the game's final play.
Young, a junior from Los Angeles, Calif. (University HS), opened the game against Nevada with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as Boise State would go on to win 44-33, clinching at least a share of its seventh WAC title in the past eight years. Young returned a total of five kickoffs for 156 yards and also caught four passes for 69 yards to rack up 225 all-purpose yards in the game.
Others nominated on offense: sophomore quarterback Kellen Moore, Boise State; sophomore quarterback Bryant Moniz, Hawai'i; and junior running back Seth Smith, New Mexico State.
Also nominated on defense: sophomore linebacker Aaron Tevis, Boise State; junior safety Stephon Hatchett, New Mexico State; sophomore defensive tackle Pablo Garcia, San Jose State; and junior cornerback Chris Randle, Utah State.
Other special teams nominations included: freshman punter Alex Dunnachie, Hawai'i; sophomore placekicker Tyler Cope, San Jose State; and freshman kick returner Kerwynn Williams, Utah State.