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AAC award winners

A look at the top performers from this past weekend’s games in the American Athletic Conference:

AAC award winners

A look at the top performers from this past weekend’s games in the American Athletic Conference:

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Deontay Greenberry • So. • WR • Houston • Fresno, Calif.

 

Greenberry was the key man on a Houston offense that reeled off 524 total yards in the Cougars’ 22-

13 win at Temple in the first American Athletic Conference league game. He had career highs of 14

receptions and 165 receiving yards, accounting for nearly half of the Cougars’ 29 completed passes. The

14 receptions ranks second among FBS players this season, while Greenberry ranks fourth nationally

in receptions through two games of the 2013 season (10.0 rpg).

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Calvin Pryor • Jr. • S • Louisville • Port St. Joe, Fla.

 

Pryor led a Louisville defense that limited Eastern Kentucky to just 206 yards of offense in the Cardinals’

44-7 win. Pryor registered eight tackles, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, a 26-yard interception return

and 22 return yards following a lateraled fumble recovery. Pryor has helped Louisville to a No. 13 national

ranking in total defense (239.5 ypg) and a No. 9 rank in scoring defense (7.0 ppg) through two weeks.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

JaBryce Taylor • Fr. • WR • SMU • Lufkin, Texas

 

Taylor finished with 207 all-purpose yards — the most by an American Athletic Conference player in

a game this season — to help the Mustangs to a 31-30 win against Montana State, which entered

the game ranked No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision. Taylor closed the first half with a

55-yard punt return for a touchdown, while he added 125 yards on six kickoff returns and one rush for 27 yards as

SMU overcame a 17-point deficit to win.

 

HONOR ROLL

 

Teddy Bridgewater • Jr. • QB • Louisville • Miami, Fla.

 

Completed 23 of 32 passes for 395 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-7 win against Eastern Kentucky.

 

Bobby McCain • Jr. • CB • Memphis • Oxford, Ala.

 

Had four tackles, including three solo stops, with a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and a 75-yard interception

return for a touchdown in a 28-14 loss to Duke.

 

Paul James • So. • RB • Rutgers • Glassboro, N.J.

 

Had 18 carries for 119 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-0 win against Norfolk State.

 

DeDe Lattimore • Sr. • LB • USF • Athens, Ga.

Had a career-high 15 tackles, including 10 solo stops, with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup in a 21-6 loss

at Michigan State. Helped hold the Spartans to 265 total yards and just one offensive score.

 

Garrett Gilbert • Sr. • QB • SMU • Austin, Texas

Completed 35 of 48 passes for 317 yards and added 29 rushing yards in a 31-30 win against Montana State. Threw

the game-winning touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

 

 

John Mitchell
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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