COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Following a historic come-from-behind win against Colorado State on Saturday, two Boise State football players earned weekly honors from the Mountain West Conference on Monday.
Running back Alexander Mattison was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, becoming the first Bronco to garner the honors this season. Mattison rushed for a career-high 242 yards against the Rams and recorded his first career three-touchdown game. The sophomore running back also set a school-record with 286 total yards gained from scrimmage and score the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
Kicker Joel Velazquez was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week as well. The redshirt freshman had five touchbacks on eight kickoffs and punted the ball two times with an average of 40.0 yards per punt.
The highlight of the night for Velazquez was his on-side kick in the fourth quarter though, which was recovered by wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. It allowed Boise State to eventually tie the team at 52 and get the game to overtime.
Up until this week, redshirt freshman cornerback Avery Williams was the lone Bronco to receive player of the week recognition this season. Williams earned special team honors following an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown in the season-opener against Troy in Week 1, and then again after a 53-yard punt return for a touchdown against San Diego State in Week 7.
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