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White, Nwosu named Wk12 Seniors of Week

Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Offense

Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky
White got the Hilltoppers to bowl eligibility with the 41-38 overtime win over Middle Tennessee on Senior Night. The 6-4, 225-pound signal caller had his third five-touchdown game of the season finishing with 485 yards and 5 touchdown passes on 39-of-54 passing.

Previous Winners: Michael Gallup (WR, Colorado State), Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State), Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma), Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State), Davon Grayson (WR, East Carolina), Jordan Chunn (RB, Troy), Anthony Miller (WR, Memphis), DJ Chark (WR, LSU), Chris Herndon (TE, Miami), J.T. Barrett (QB, Ohio State), Dante Pettis (WR, Washington), Marcell Ateman (WR, Oklahoma State)

Other Offensive Standouts:
Boise State WR Cedrick Wilson vs. Air Force - 5 receptions, 107 yards
Colorado State QB Nick Stevens vs. San Jose State - 26-32, 305 yards, 3 touchdowns
Georgia RB Nick Chubb vs. Kentucky - 15 carries, 151 yards, 2 touchdowns
Georgia WR Javon Wims vs. Kentucky - 6 receptions, 83 yards, 1 touchdown
Indiana TE Ian Thomas vs. Rutgers - 4 receptions, 93 yards, 1 touchdown
Memphis WR Anthony Miller vs. SMU - 8 receptions, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns
Northern Illinois RB Jordan Huff vs. Western Michigan - 25 carries, 185 yards, 2 touchdowns
Northwestern RB Justin Jackson vs. Minnesota - 31 carries, 166 yards
Oklahoma State WR James Washington vs. Kansas State - 8 receptions, 159 yards, 2 touchdowns
Oregon RB Royce Freeman vs. Arizona - 19 carries, 135 yards, 4 touchdowns
Penn State TE Mike Gesicki vs. Nebraska - 4 receptions, 47 yards, 2 touchdowns
San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny vs. Nevada - 24 carries, 222 yards, 2 touchdowns, 70-yard punt return , 100-yard kickoff return touchdown
Virginia Tech WR Cam Phillips vs. Pitt - 8 receptions, 117 yards, 1 touchdown 

Defense

Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC
USC won the Crosstown Rivalry, holding off the Bruins comeback in the 28-23 win. Nwosu, the senior captain, led the way on defense again with another sack to go along with 8 total tackles and 2 pass breakups. 

Previous Winners: Deadrin Senat (DT, South Florida), Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB, Alabama), Davin Bellamy (LB, Georgia), Duke Dawson (DB, Florida), Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State), Garret Dooley (LB, Wisconsin), Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (DE, Arkansas State), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB, Oklahoma), Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA), Harrison Phillips (DT, Stanford), Micah Kiser (LB, Virginia), Maurice Hurst (DT, Michigan)  

Other Defensive Standouts:
Arkansas State DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones vs. Texas State - 7 tackles  (3.5 for loss), 2.0 sacks, forced fumble
Iowa LB Josey Jewell vs. Purdue - 13 tackles (3.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, 3 pass breakups
Louisville DE James Hearns vs. Syracuse - 4 tackles (3.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, forced fumble
USC S Chris Hawkins vs. UCLA - 10 tackles (1.0 for loss), 1.0 sack
Virginia Tech CB Greg Stroman vs. Pitt - 7 tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups  

Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week

Telvin Smith, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
2014 Reese's Senior Bowl

The Florida State alumnus led the NFL's top-rated defense with an interception and then a late fumble return for a touchdown to put the Browns away, 19-7.

Previous winners: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Desmond Trufant (Falcons), Jacoby Brissett (Colts), Andy Dalton (Bengals), Carson Wentz (Eagles), Cam Jordan (Saints), Kevin Byard (Titans), Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Dak Presott (Cowboys), C.J Beathard (49ers)