San Jose State Claims Mountain West Offensive & Defensive Player of Week Honors
From the desk of Stuart Buchanan
Offices of the Mountain West
COLORADO SPRINGS – San José State quarterback Josh Love was selected the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Bobby Brown II was named MW Defensive Player of the Week. Utah State kicker Dominik Eberle earned MW Special Teams Player of the Week honors. It is the third weekly honor for Eberle and first for Love and Brown.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSH LOVE, SAN JOSÉ STATE
Senior, Quarterback, Mission Viejo, California / Long Beach Poly HS
- Quarterbacked San José State to a 31-24 road victory over Arkansas, the eighth autonomous 5 win by Mountain West teams this season.
- Completed a career-high 32 passes for 402 yards and two touchdowns, while leading the Spartans to their first win over a SEC opponent.
- Directed a five-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, covering 1:43 to give SJSU its final lead of the game.
- Completed passes to nine different receivers.
- Saturday’s game was San José State’s first victory over an autonomous 5 opponent since 2006.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BOBBY BROWN II, SAN JOSÉ STATE
Junior, Defensive Back, Lancaster, California / College of the Canyons
- Helped lead San José State to a road victory at Arkansas, its first home loss of the 2019 season. This was the Spartans first victory over an autonomous 5 opponent since 2006.
- Logged seven total tackles and two interceptions, one of just two FBS players with multiple picks this weekend.
- Made the game-clinching play, picking off Arkansas on its first play of its final drive with just 1:13 remaining.
- His contributions helped snap a 13-game road losing streak.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DOMINIK EBERLE, UTAH STATE
Senior, Kicker, Nuremberg, Germany / Redondo Union (Calif.)
- Kicked three field goals in Utah State’s six-point road win at San Diego State, helping put the Aggies atop the Mountain Division standings with Boise State.
- Connected on kicks from 30, 29 and 32 yards, respectively.
- Made both extra points, extending his Mountain West record to 137 consecutive successful extra points.
- Helping snap a 10-game losing streak to San Diego State, kicked off six times for an average of 58.5 yards.