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Mountain West Football Week Five Players Of The Week

The details of the players performance comes from the Mountain West football press release found here.

Offensive player of the week:

QB Time Jefferson, Air Force

Tim Jefferson led Air Force to a 14-6 victory over Navy, rushing for a career-high tying two touchdowns to help the Falcons end a seven-game losing streak to the Midshipmen. The Atlanta, Ga., native rushed for 62 yards on 10 carries, while also completing 5-of-7 passes for 83 yards. With 4:18 remaining in the first quarter, Jefferson scampered for a personal-best 50-yard touchdown run to give Air Force a 7-0 lead.

Defensive player of the week:

LB  Jordan Waiwaiole, Air Force

Jordan Waiwaiole recorded a career and team-high 15 tackles (eight solo stops), an interception and a sack in Air Force's 14-6 win over Navy. With the Midshipmen driving deep into Falcon territory with 25 seconds left in the game, Waiwaiole picked off quarterback Ricky Dobbs pass to seal the victory.

Special teams players of the week:

Two players won this award.

Jamil Cooks, Air Force

Jamil Cooks made two pivotal special teams plays to help Air Force improve to 4-1 on the year with a victory over Navy. On the Midshipmen's second drive of the game, Cooks leaped over the Navy offensive line and deflected Joe Buckley's 21-yard field goal attempt. Early in the fourth quarter, Cooks penetrated the Midshipmen line once again, this time blocking Kyle Delahooke's punt attempt. The ball was recovered by the Falcons at the Navy 15-yard line and Air Force found the end zone four plays later to take a 14-6 lead. Cooks is the first Falcon to block two kicks in a game since Robert Kraay blocked two point-after attempts vs. Notre Dame in 2006.

Austyn McCoy, Wyoming

Austin McCoy helped Wyoming control the field-position battle in the Cowboys' 20-15 victory at Toledo on Saturday night, limiting the Rockets to zero return yards on eight punts. McCoy placed two punts inside the Toledo 10-yard line, at the 6 and 4-yard lines, respectively, and also forced the Rockets into two fair catches. McCoy's lone punt that was returned resulted in no gain. On the Cowboys' first possession of the second half, McCoy lined up to punt at Wyoming's own 42-yard line with the Cowboys facing fourth and 14. The Winter Haven, Fla., native executed a fake punt, hitting cornerback Marcell Gipson on a pass that resulted in a 34-yard gain and led to a Cowboy field goal that gave them a 20-0 lead. 

Executing a fake punt will get you on the list every time.

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