Sept. 24, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Devin Moore (Wyoming), Frank Summers (UNLV), Beau Bell (UNLV) and John Sullivan (New Mexico) are Mountain West Conference Players of the Week for games through Sept. 24. Summers and Moore share the Offensive Player of the Week honor, while Bell garners the Defensive Player award and Sullivan receives Special Teams recognition. Moore, Bell and Sullivan earn their second career player of the week honors, while Summers is a first-time honoree.
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Devin Moore, WYOMING
Junior, Running Back, Indianapolis, Ind./Cardinal Ritter
Devin Moore rushed for a career-high 198 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns in Wyoming's 34-33 come-from-behind road victory at Ohio. Moore's 198 rushing yards were the most by a Wyoming running back since Sept. 3, 1994. Moore averaged 10.4 yards per carry, including a long of 42 yards and touchdown runs of one and 17 yards. He also returned three kickoffs for 71 yards and caught four passes for five yards for a total of 274 all-purpose yards.
FRANK SUMMERS, UNLV
Junior, Running Back, Oakland, Calif./Laney College
Frank Summers rushed 29 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns (4 and 36 yards) in UNLV's 27-0 victory over Utah. Summers also caught one pass for 29 yards and touchdown for an all-purpose day of 219 yards. The rushing total was the 18th-best in school history and the most for a Rebel since 2002. He also became the first UNLV player to score at least three touchdowns in a game since 2003.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BEAU BELL, UNLV
Senior, Linebacker, Tustin, Calif./Tustin
Beau Bell led UNLV with 10 total tackles, including seven solo, forced a fumble and broke up a pass attempt as the Rebels broke an 11-game losing skid to Utah with a 27-0 victory in Las Vegas. The shutout was UNLV's first since 2000 and first-ever in MWC play. In the first quarter, Bell forced Utah's Corbin Louks to fumble on first down at the UNLV 23-yard line to thwart an early drive and keep the game scoreless. In the third quarter, his pass breakup of a Brian Johnson attempt on first down helped UNLV eventually force a turnover on downs to preserve the shutout.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOHN SULLIVAN, NEW MEXICO
Senior, Place Kicker, Tehachapi, Calif./Tehachapi
John Sullivan connected on all three field goal attempts from 36, 30 and 37 yards and made all seven extra point attempts for a total of 16 points in New Mexico's 58-0 victory Sacramento State. His 16 points scored ties for the second-most kicking points in MWC history (record is 17). After starting the season missing two of his first three field goals, Sullivan has reeled off nine in a row. He's also perfect in PATs at 15-of-15.