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C-USA Players of the Week: Kilgore & Scofield

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Middle Tennessee State's Logan Kilgore accounted for five touchdowns, including the game winner, in an upset against Marshall. Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images.
Middle Tennessee State's Logan Kilgore accounted for five touchdowns, including the game winner, in an upset against Marshall. Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images.

Just another week in C-USA. Close games, big stats and more signs we will have a new conference champ. Without further ado, here are the nominees for Football.com’s Conference USA players of the week.

Offense

Brelan Chancellor, WR, North Texas: 4 rec., 127 receiving yards, 1 TD; 78 punt return yards vs. Southern Miss

Kenneth Dixon, RB, La. Tech: 23 carries, 119 yards; 3 rec., 64 receiving yards, 1 TD vs. FIU

Logan Kilgore, QB, MTSU: 22/40, 277 passing yards, 5 total TDs vs. Marshall

Taylor McHargue, QB, Rice: 259 passing yards, 4 TDs vs. UTEP

Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice: 4 rec., 185 receiving yards, 3 TDs vs. UTEP

Honorable Mention: Jayson Carter, RB, Rice: 4-foot-9, 135-pound walk-on makes his college debut

Defense

Justin Halley, S, FIU: 2 INTs vs. Louisiana Tech

Nic Johnston, S, UTSA: 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 INT vs. UAB (defense’s first interception of the season)

Paul Porras, Rice: 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble vs. UTEP

Sam Scofield, S, Tulane: 18 tackles (14 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 2 pass breakups vs. Tulsa

Offensive Player Of The Week

Nothing says player of the week like five scores and a game-winning touchdown pass. Logan Kilgore’s final touchdown toss came with the clock on all zeros. The Blue Raiders’ signal caller was going against one of the top quarterbacks in C-USA, but it was Kilgore who stole the show Thursday night. Whenever Rakeem Cato made a play, Kilgore answered with a score of his own. He led his team to 51 points and yet another last-second thriller in C-USA. All these ingredients equal a recipe of Football.com’s Offensive Player Of The Week for Logan Kilgore.

Defensive Player Of The Week

Tulane needed a big performance from its defense to take another step toward that conference crown. The Green Wave was able to hold Tulsa to seven points, due in large part to Scofield’s 18 tackles (14 solo). It doesn’t take a finance major to realize that’s big-time play.

By the way, the 185-pound safety is a finance major and his forced fumbled accounted for one of four turnovers. Scofield’s performance helped Tulane stay undefeated in conference play and make the team bowl eligible for the first time since 2002. For these reasons, Sam Scofield is Football.com’s Defensive Player Of The Week.