The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the week-ending Sept. 24.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Scott • Jr. • WR • Cincinnati
Scott had career highs in receptions, yards and touchdown receptions to lead Cincinnati to a 45-24 win against Indiana. He had 10 receptions for 185 yards and three first-half touchdowns, finding the end zone from 75, 34 and 32 yards to stake the Bearcats to a 38-10 halftime lead. Scott leads The American with five touchdown receptions and is third in the league at 105.8 receiving yards per game.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ivan Pace Jr. • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati
Pace helped Cincinnati to a 45-24 win against previously unbeaten Indiana as he filled the box score with a game-high 15 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, with three quarterback hurries. Pace led a defense that limited the Hoosiers to 3.3 yards per play and forced three turnovers to help Cincinnati improve to 3-1.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Daniel Davies • Sr. • K • Navy
Davies entered Saturday’s game at East Carolina having never attempted a collegiate field goal or PAT, but he accounted for 10 points, going 3-for-3 on field goals, to lead Navy to a 23-20 win in two overtimes. Davies’ made a do-or-die 43-yard field goal in the first OT to extend the game, while his 29-yard kick to start the second overtime period held up as the gamewinner.
Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste • Sr. • LB • UCF
Had seven tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in a 27-10 win against Georgia Tech.
Nathaniel Dell • Jr. • WR • Houston
Had seven receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown in a 34-27 win against Rice.
Xavier Cullens • Sr. • LB • Memphis
Had eight tackles with a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and a fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown in a 44-34 win against North Texas.
Vincent Terrell Jr. • Jr. • RB • Navy
Had three receptions for a career-high 114 yards and a key fourth-quarter touchdown in a 23-20 overtime win at East Carolina.
Alex Odom • So. • S • Temple
Had a game-high nine tackles with an interception in a 28-0 win against Massachusetts, helping the Temple defense hold its opponent without an offensive touchdown for the second straight game.