Ball, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev. (Desert Pines HS), rushed for 184 yards and five touchdowns in Nevada's 63-28 win over UNLV on Saturday. He scored on an 89-yard run in the fourth quarter, the fourth longest touchdown run by any player in the nation this season. The five rushing touchdowns were the most by a WAC player since Boise State's Ian Johnson had five versus Oregon State on Sept. 7, 2006.
Keo, a junior from Everett, Wash. (Archbishop Murphy HS), made 15 tackles (12 solo) and intercepted a pass in Idaho's 31-29 victory over Colorado State. The interception came with just over a minute left in the game with the Rams needing just a field goal to win the game. Keo picked off the pass at the Colorado State 34-yard line to seal the win for the Vandals. The 15 tackles tie for the most by any WAC player in a game this year.
Farquhar, a freshman from Redlands, Calif. (Redlands East Valley HS), made all four extra points and hit a 47-yard field goal in the win over Colorado State. The field goal came at the end of the first half with the Vandals trailing 20-7. It is tied for the second longest made attempt by a WAC player this year. Farquhar also averaged 67.7 yards on six kickoffs during the game.
Others nominated on offense: junior wide receiver Austin Pettis, Boise State; senior receiver Max Komar, Idaho; senior running back Daniel Porter, Louisiana Tech; and sophomore wide receiver Todd Lee, New Mexico State.
Also nominated on defense: junior safety Jeron Johnson, Boise State; senior defensive lineman D'Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech; junior defensive end Dontay Moch, Nevada; junior defensive back Davon House, New Mexico State; and junior cornerback Rajric Coleman, Utah State.
Other special teams nominations included: junior kicker Kyle Brotzman, Boise State; freshman Albert Rosette, Nevada; senior kick returner Tonny Glynn, New Mexico State; and junior punter Peter Caldwell, Utah State.