The Southland Conference announced its offensive and defensive players of the week. Nice to see the Bobcats getting noticed on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive Player of the Week: Courtney Smith, Texas State
Smith ed Texas State with 12 tackles, including nine solo stops, in the 38-35 victory at Northern Colorado. The senior from Statesboro, Ga., also registered one sack (-8 yards) and intercepted a pass and returned it 9 yards. His biggest play of the day came with 19.2 seconds left at Texas State’s 1-yard line when he forced a fumble by Northern Colorado quarterback Bryan Waggener and the Bobcats recovered to preserve the victory. Texas State took a knee on the final play of the game to win their first non-conference road game since 2001.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Eddie, Nicholls State; Chris Bown, Sam Houston State.