NEW HAVEN, Conn. -
Freshman running back Brian Hill was named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, announced Sunday.
The award, presented by Generation UCAN, is for games ending Nov 1. This is the 11th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
Hill accounted for 387 all-purpose yards in leading Wyoming to a 45-17 road win over Fresno State. Hill rushed for 281 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns, averaging 12.2 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 106 yards.
Hill became only the fifth player in NCAA history to rush for at least 200 yards and have at least 100 yards receiving in a single game. Hill joins: Thomas Jones, Virginia vs. Buffalo, Nov. 13, 1999 (221 rushing, 110 receiving); Emmett White, Utah St. vs. New Mexico St., Nov. 4, 2000 (322 rushing, 134 receiving); Steve Slaton, West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 16, 2006 (215 rushing, 130 receiving); and Donald Buckram, UTEP vs. Tulane, Nov. 7, 2009 (234 rushing, 109 receiving).
Hill's 387 all-purpose yards is the best single-game performance in the nation this season, and set a new University of Wyoming single-game record and a Mountain West Conference single-game record.
His 281 rushing yards is the second best single-game performance in the nation this season, and is the second best single-game performance in Wyoming school history.
Hill had a 32-yard TD run in the first quarter. He added a 66-yard TD gallop in the second quarter and had a career-long 89-yard run against the Bulldogs.
Hill is the first Wyoming player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since the Player of the Week award was established in 2004.
The defensive player of the week was Praise Martin-Oguike of Temple.