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Verizon WAC Football Players of the Week
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER - Hawai'i quarterback Bryant Moniz, Hawai'i safety Mana Silva and New Mexico State place kicker Tyler Stampler were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
 
Moniz, a junior from Wahiawa, O'ahu (Fresno City College), was 27-of-38 for 326 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-10 win over Idaho.  He also rushed seven times for 43 yards and another score.  After starting the game 1-of-7, he completed 26 of his next 31 passes and accounted for a touchdown in each of the four quarters.  Moniz is the first quarterback in the nation to reach 3,000 yards this season (3,247) and leads the country in total offense with 373.4 yards per game.
 
Silva, a senior from Hilo, Hawai'i (Oregon State), had nine tackles (6 solo), including one for a loss of 13 yards, and intercepted a pass in the win over Idaho.  The interception occurred in the first quarter with the score tied, 3-3, and Idaho in Hawai'i territory.  The turnover led to a touchdown drive and a 10-3 lead for the Warriors.  It was Silva's 11th career interception.

Stampler, a sophomore from Davie, Fla. (Ventura College), was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in New Mexico State's 29-27 win over San Jose State.  He made a 42-yard field goal as time expired in the first half and then added a 25- and 43-yarder in the fourth quarter of a tight game.  The latter was a career-long.

Others nominated on offense: junior running back Doug Martin, Boise State; junior running back Lennon Creer, Louisiana Tech; senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nevada; junior wide receiver Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State; and junior tight end Kellen Bartlett, Utah State.

Also nominated on defense: sophomore linebacker JC Percy, Boise State; junior linebacker Adrien Cole, Louisiana Tech; and junior defensive back Jonte Green, New Mexico State.

Other special teams nominations included: senior kick returner Titus Young, Boise State; senior punter Brad Langley, Nevada; and sophomore kick returner Kerwynn Williams, Utah State.
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