Utah State's Jake Doughty Named College Sports Madness Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week and Honorable Mention National Linebacker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards
Nov. 11, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State football player Jake Doughty has been named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week and an honorable mention National Linebacker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) following Utah State's 28-24 road win at UNLV last weekend.
Overall, it is the first time in his career that Doughty has been recognized by College Sports Madness or College Football Performance Awards.
Doughty, a 6-0, 234-pound senior linebacker from Draper, Utah (Juan Diego HS) recorded a team-high tying 11 tackles, including a career-high tying 2.5 tackles for loss, to go along with 1.0 sacks against the Rebels last weekend.
On the season, Doughty leads the team with 108 total tackles, while ranking tied for second in tackles for loss (8.5), fourth in sacks (2.0), and tied for first in quarterback hurries (2), while recovering one fumble on the season. Overall, he ranks third in the Mountain West and 10th in the nation with an average of 10.8 tackles per game.
Stanford's Shayne Skov was named the national linebacker of the week by CFPA, while Doughty joined Dominique Alexander (Oklahoma), TraVaughn Paschal (Kentucky), Norkeithus Otis (North Carolina), Chris Borland (Wisconsin), Jonathan Brown (Illinois), Steve Edmond (Texas), Jordan Stanton (Wyoming) and Myles Jack (UCLA) as honorable mention honorees.
Utah State (6-4, 5-1 MW) has a bye this week and returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 23 when it hosts Colorado State (5-5, 3-2 MW) in a Mountain West game at 1:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221).
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