Wyoming DE Mitch Unrein Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 8, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Mitch Unrein (Wyoming), Chad Hall (Air Force) and Louie Sakoda (Utah) are Mountain West Conference Football Players of the Week for games through Oct. 6. Hall earns the Offensive Player of the Week honor, while Unrein garners the Defensive Player award and Sakoda receives Special Teams recognition. Sakoda earns his fifth career player of the week honor and the second of the season. Hall and Unrein are first-time honorees.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mitch Unrein, WYOMING
Sophomore, Defensive End, Eaton, Colo./Eaton

Unrein recorded a career-high seven tackles (three solo), including one sack for nine yards and two tackles for losses of 12 yards. He also forced one fumble as the Wyoming defense held TCU to only 134 yards rushing in the 24-21 win.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHAD HALL, AIR FORCE
Senior, WR, Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan

Hall rushed for a career-high 169 yards on 18 carries (9.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns in the 31-14 victory over UNLV. He also had a team-high four catches for 44 yards. Hall's 169 yards on the ground are the most by a non-quarterback at the Academy since 1991. He had a career-long run of 52 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter that put the Falcons up 14-7. On Air Force's final drive of the game, Hall had seven carries on the 10-play drive, including a touchdown run of eight yards with 1:40 remaining.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LOUIE SAKODA
Senior, Place Kicker, San Jose, Calif./Branham

Sakoda connected on 5-of-6 extra-point attempts and connected on a 46-yard field goal with 1:13 remaining to secure the 44-35 victory at Louisville. He also averaged 42.4 yards on five punts, having one downed inside the 20.