Wyoming's Wendling and Yaussi Earn MWC Player Of The Week Honors

Sept. 19, 2005


John Wendling (Wyoming), Deric Yaussi (Wyoming), Kole McKamey (New Mexico) and Aaron Brown (TCU) are Mountain West Conference Football Players of the Week. McKamey and Brown share Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wendling takes the Defensive honor, and Yaussi receives Special Teams recognition. Yaussi collects his third career weekly honor, while McKamey and Wendling capture their second. Brown is a first time selection.

MWC Defensive Player of the Week
John Wendling, Wyoming, Jr., Free Safety

Wendling led Wyoming with 13 total tackles in the 29-28 road victory at Air Force. Wendling recorded six solo tackles and seven assists, and halted Air Force's final drive of the game with an interception. With the Cowboys leading by one point and the Falcons on their own 41-yard line, Wendling picked-off Air Force quarterback Shaun Carney with 37 seconds remaining in the game to seal the victory.

MWC Special Teams Player of the Week
Deric Yaussi, Wyoming, Sr., Place Kicker

Yaussi scored 11 points in Wyoming's 29-28 win at Air Force. Yaussi connected on field goals of 23, 30 and 50 yards in the game. The 50-yard field goal came at the end of the first half to give the Cowboys 13-7 halftime lead.

MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Kole McKamey, New Mexico, Jr., Quarterback

Playing in just the first three quarters of New Mexico's 38-21 win over New Mexico State, McKamey accounted for 324 of the Lobos 484 total offensive yards, and became the first Lobo in school history to rush and pass for 150 yards in a game. He rushed 14 times for a career-high-tying 152 yards (10.9 per carry), including a 71-yard touchdown on an option keeper. McKamey also completed 12-of-19 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Aaron Brown, TCU, Fr., Tailback

In his collegiate debut, true freshman Aaron Brown rushed for 163 yards on 17 attempts (9.6 per carry) in TCU's 23-20 overtime win over Utah. Brown was instrumental on two of the Horned Frogs scoring drives. He had five carries for 52 yards on TCU's first touchdown drive, and totaled 53 yards on three attempts on the second. Brown rushed for 71 yards on seven first half carries and 92 yards on 10 second-half rushes.