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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Doughty, Kendricks earn week one honors

Tue, Sep 02, 2014

SENIORS OF THE WEEK 

OFFENSE

Doughty threw for 569 yards and six touchdowns.

Brandon Doughty | QB | Western Kentucky

6-3, 210 | Davie, FL

Doughty tied the Conference-USA record with six touchdown passes against Bowling Green. Doughty, whose previous high for TD passes in a game was three, set career-highs in every passing category as he completed over 80 percent of his passes, going 46-for-56 for 569 yards. It was the first 500-yard performance in school history and 23 yards shy of the league record. This came against a Bowling Green defense that was ranked 6th in pass defense and 10th in total defense last season. The Hilltoppers won the game 59-31.

Kendricks had 16 tackles. a forced fumble and a pick six.

DEFENSE

Eric Kendricks | LB | UCLA

6-0, 230 | Fresno, CA

Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles each of the past two seasons and started 2014 in similar form, leading UCLA with 16 tackles in the 28-20 win at Virginia. Kendricks also forced a fumble in the second quarter that was scooped by teammate Randall Goforth and returned 75 yards for a touchdown. On the very next possession, Kendricks snagged an interception and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Bruins 21 points -- all from the defensive side of the ball.

OTHER FINALISTS

Baylor DE Shawn Oakman vs. SMU: 6 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble

Georgia LB Amarlo Herrera vs. Clemson: 12 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks

Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson vs. Utah State: 9 tackles, 1 QB hurry, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass breakup

Washington State QB Connor Halliday vs. Rutgers: 40-for-56 passing, 532 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 interception

Florida State WR Rashad Greene vs. Oklahoma State: 11 catches for 203 yards, 1 touchdown

Auburn RB Cameron Artis-Payne vs. Arkansas: 26 carries for 177 yards, 6.8 yards per carry, 1 touchdown

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah vs. FAU: 21 carries for 232 yards, 11.0 yards per carry, 1 touchdown

MOBILE-AREA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Troy Dixon, RB, UMS Wright

Dixon gashed Andalusia for 246 yards and five touchdowns -- including runs of 96 and 54 yards -- in the Bulldogs' 47-17 season opening win on Friday night. Dixon's rushing yards accounted for more than 75% of the Bulldogs total yards in the game (325).