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Football Players of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER - Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon, Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell and Idaho placekicker Trey Farquhar were named the Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Dixon, a freshman from Strong, Ark. (Strong HS), rushed for 102 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries in Louisiana Tech's 58-31 win over UNLV.  He also caught one pass for 10 yards, his first career reception.  Dixon became the fourth Bulldog in school history to rush for four touchdowns and the first since 2004.  Three of his touchdown runs came during a stretch in the third and fourth quarters when the Bulldogs scored 31 straight points.

Fackrell, a freshman from Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa HS), had 10 tackles (4 solo) and his first career interception in the game at Brigham Young.  Fackrell's interception came in the fourth quarter and helped set up an Aggie field goal attempt.  Despite losing, the Utah State defense held BYU to just six points, the fewest on the road for an Aggie team since 1995.

Farquhar, a senior from Redlands, Calif. (Redlands East Valley), was perfect in his placekicking duties with four field goals and two extra points in Idaho's 26-18 win over New Mexico State.  Farquhar scored the final nine points for the Vandals including a 55-yard field goal at the end of the first half and another 53-yarder near the end of the third quarter.

Others nominated on offense: junior receiver Jahrie Level, Idaho; and senior wide receiver Matt Austin, Utah State.
Also nominated on defense: senior safety Gary Walker, Idaho; senior safety Jamel Johnson, Louisiana Tech; and junior linebacker Trashaun Nixon, New Mexico State.

Other special teams nominations included: senior running back Malon Lee, Louisiana Tech; and senior punter Tyler Bennett, Utah State.

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