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Mountain West Connection Players of the Week: Week 12

Some crazy offensive showings highlight an exciting week of Mountain West football

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Week twelve of the college football season was certainly eventful in the Mountain West. There were some explosive offensive showings and some spectacular defensive showings. Let’s take a look at the top performers from week twelve.

Offensive Player of the Week

Jacory Croskey-Merritt (New Mexico)

The Lobo rushing attack had a dominant performance in their shocking victory over Fresno State. Croskey-Merritt finished the game with 21 carries for 204 yards and two touchdowns. It was a career day for Croskey-Merritt, and a huge win for the Lobos.

Defensive Player of the Week

Bryun Parham (San Jose State)

Parham had a phenomenal day for the Spartans and played a huge role in keeping their championship hopes alive. Parham finished the game with nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and an interception to help lead San Jose State to a 24-13 victory over the Aztecs.

Special Teams Player of the Week

James Ferguson-Reynolds (Boise State)

Ferguson-Reynolds had another huge day for the Broncos, averaging 51 yards on six punts. Ferguson-Reynolds has a realistic chance at being an all-american punter and is in the process of having the greatest punting season in Boise State history.

Freshman of the Week

Ty Benefield (Boise State)

Benefield had a career day against Utah State. Benefield was all over the field finishing with seven tackles and two sacks. The true freshman safety was a big part of the blitz package that led to nine sacks for the Broncos.

Who were your top performers from this past weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.