Houston’s Tune, Baxa Join Tulane’s Clark as Football Players of the Week

The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the week-ending Sept. 3.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Clayton Tune • Sr. • QB • Houston
Tune led Houston to a 37-35 triple-overtime win at UTSA as the Cougars snapped the Roadrunners’ 10-game homefield winning streak.  Tune completed 22 of 32 passes for 206 yards and delivered with the game on the line to help Houston overcome a 21-7 deficit entering the fourth quarter.  Tune threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, had a touchdown run and a two-point conversion pass in the second overtime and accounted for the game-winning points with a diving two-point rush in the third OT period.  Tune finished with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run and was involved with five plays that either tied the game or gave Houston a lead.

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 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Macon Clark • Sr. • S • Tulane
Clark led a Tulane defense that limited Massachusetts to 17 passing yards and 217 total yards in a 42-10 win against the Minutemen.  He had seven tackles to go with a forced fumble and a key interception that set up the Green Wave’s third touchdown of the game.
 
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Bubba Baxa • Sr. • K • Houston
Baxa scored nine points, including a pair of go-ahead field goals after the start of the fourth quarter, to help Houston to a 37-35 triple-overtime win at UTSA in a matchup of 12-win teams from last season.  Baxa made a 35-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in regulation to put the Cougars ahead 24-21 and he hit another 35-yard field goal to put Houston on the board in the first overtime period.
 
HONOR ROLL
John Rhys Plumlee • Sr. • QB • UCF
Completed 20 of 31 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns and had 100 rushing yards with a TD in a 56-10 win against South Carolina State.

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Ivan Pace Jr. • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati
Had 12 tackles with a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss in a 34-21 loss at No. 19 Arkansas
 
Tanner Mordecai • Sr. • QB • SMU
Completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 432 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-10 win at North Texas. 
 
Tyjae Spears • Jr. • RB • Tulane
Rushed for a conference-leading three first-half touchdowns in a 42-10 win against Massachusetts.  Had 57 rushing yards on 12 carries.
 
Davis Brin • Sr. • QB • Tulsa
Completed 30 of 52 passes for a career-high 460 yards – the most in FBS in Week 1 – and three touchdowns in a 40-37 loss at Wyoming.

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