NUC FBS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
How does one become the NUC FBS Player of the Week? First of all the player has to have attended at least one NUC sponsored event. Secondly the player has to help lead his team to victory over another FBS opponent. This week two individuals helped their school snap long losing streaks with their performance. Both players helped non-BCS schools beat BCS football teams.
Offensive Player of the Week
Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest
Campanaro caught 12 passes for 153 yards and two scores. He also ran the ball five times for 31 yards and one score in 49 to 37 win over Army. Campanaro now has 36 catches for 421 yards and three scores on the season while also carrying the ball nine times for 54 yards and a score. The junior from Clarksville, MD is on pace to beat last year's totals of 73 catches for 833 yards.
Defensive Player of the Week
Desmond Bozeman, LB, Western Michigan
The Ft. Lauderdale junior was in on a dozen tackles in 30 to 24 upset win over Connecticut. He had two TFL's; one forced fumble, and returned the fumble 53 yards for a touchdown. Bozeman has now been in on 29 tackles, three TFL's, 2.5 Sacks, one PBU, and one FR on the season. The Mid-American Conference beat four BCS schools this past week.
Other NUC Alums considered for NUC FBS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenny Cain, LB, TCU
Cain recorded four tackles, two picks, one fumble recovery, and one QBH in 27 to 7 win over Virginia.
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Hager was in on an amazing 15 tackles in 47 to 42 win over Louisiana Monroe. He also recorded one TFL, and one forced fumble.
Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State
Kelly completed 19 of 26 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns in 37 to 7 win over Utah.
Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming
This Oregon native completed 23 of 35 passes for 365 yards and five touchdowns in 40 to 37 OT win over Idaho.
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State
Williams carried the ball 21 times for 205 yards and two scores in 31 to 19 win over Colorado State. He also had three catches for 22 yards.