Dec. 9, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State junior defensive end B.J. Larsen and junior safety Brian Suite were both recognized by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) with national honorable mention honors at their respective positions following their efforts in Utah State's 24-17 loss at No. 24 Fresno State in the inaugural Mountain West Football Championship game last weekend.
Overall, it is the first time that Larsen and Suite have been honored by CFPA.
Larsen, a 6-5, 275-pounder from Logan, Utah (Logan HS) had a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks as part of his five total tackles against the Bulldogs. On the season, Larsen has 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as part of his 28 total tackles.
Missouri's Kony Ealy was named the National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards, while Larsen shared honorable mention honors with Ted Ouellet (Bowling Green) and Pat Moore (South Alabama).
Suite, a 6-3, 205-pounder from Honolulu (Punahou HS) had nine tackles and a career-high two interceptions against the Bulldogs, giving him four interceptions this season and five in his career. On the season, Suite ranks fifth on the team with 66 tackles to go along with one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five pass breakups.
Baylor's K.J. Morton was named the National Defensive Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards, while Suite shared honorable mention honors with Breon Borders (Duke), Clayton Geathers (UCF), Aaron Foster (Bowling Green), Andrew Adams (Connecticut), E.J. Gaines (Missouri), Jeremy Cash (Duke), Nate Andrews (Florida State) and Qudarius Ford (South Alabama).
Utah State (8-5, 7-1 MW) will conclude its 2013 season in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against No. 24 Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-0) on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. USU is 1-0 all-time against the Huskies.
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