Sept. 3, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Jarrod Baxter (New Mexico), Antwoine Sanders (Utah) and Jarvis Wallum (Wyoming) were named Mountain West Conference Players of the Week following Week One action. Baxter was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career, after receiving the honor last season, while Sanders and Wallum receive Defensive and Special Teams recognition for the first time.
MWC Special Teams Player of the Week
Jarvis Wallum, Wyoming, PK, Sophomore
In his first career start, place kicker Jarvis Wallum proved to be the difference in Wyoming's 20-14 win against Furman, converting on four of five field goal attempts. Wallum hit on his first four attempts, connecting from 34, 29, 22 and 28 yards. He missed a 34-yarder with 0:17 left in the game.
MWC Offensive Player of the Week
Jarrod Baxter, New Mexico, RB, Senior
Jarrod Baxter carried 25 times for a career-high 184 yards and two touchdowns in New Mexico's 26-6 victory over UTEP. Baxter eclipsed his previous high of 135 yards set last year against Utah in surpassing the 100-yard mark for the fourth time in his career. The Lobos running back also had a career-long 58-yard run to set up a field goal. With New Mexico leading 8-6 at halftime, Baxter exploded in the second half, rushing 14 times for 139 yards.
MWC Defensive Player of the Week
Antwoine Sanders, Utah, DB, Sophomore
Playing in his first Division I-A game, junior college transfer Antwoine Sanders registered two interceptions and broke up three passes in Utah's 23-19 win over Utah State. Sanders totalled 56 interception return yards on his two picks. His second INT came with Utah State driving deep into Utah territory and was returned 52 yards. Sanders also tallied four tackles in the game.