Moore, Wilson Named C-USA Players of the Week
Pair Were Key Components Of North Texas' C-USA Win Over UAB
IRVING - North Texas senior running back Jeffery Wilson earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, while senior kicker Trevor Moore was named Special Teams Player of the Week following their standout performances in the Mean Green's win over UAB this past week, Conference USA announced Monday. North Texas opened conference play with a 46-43 win over the Blazers, the 500th in program history. C-USA Players of the Week are voted on by a panel of the league's media members.
Wilson (Elkhart, Texas) led the way for the Mean Green last Saturday, averaging 8.1 yards per carry. He posted a career-high 211 yards on a career-high-tying 26 carries and added his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. Wilson had six runs of 15 yards or more, including a key 34-yard gain in the waning seconds to set up Moore's game-winning field goal. Wilson's 211 yards rushing was tied for the third-best rushing performance in the country in week three and 10th-best this season.
Wilson has carried 63 times for 518 yards and six scores through four games in 2017 and moved into fifth place in school history in rushing yards (2,508). He also ranks sixth all-time in career rushing touchdowns (22) in school history. Wilson leads Conference USA in rushing yards per game (129.5), which ranks 11th nationally. He is seventh in the country in rushing yards (518), eighth in rushing touchdowns (six) and sixth in yards per carry (8.22).
Moore (Edmond, Oklahoma) had a huge day as well for the Mean Green, converting on all four of his field goal attempts, from 29, 40, 45 and a game-winner from 22 yards out with seven seconds remaining. Moore also kept his perfect streak of converted extra points alive (116-for-116) with a 4-for-4 performance, and also boomed a season-high five touchbacks. Moore capped his evening with a fumble recovery on the final play of the game. Moore's 16 points were the most by a kicker in a single game in Conference USA this season.
Offensive Player of the Week - Sept. 4 - Jeffery Wilson, RB, North Texas; Sept. 11 - Tyre Brady, WR, Marshall and Brent Stockstill, QB, Middle Tennessee; Sept. 18 - Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss; Sept. 25 - Jeffery Wilson, RB, North Texas
Defensive Player of the Week - Sept. 4 - Dae'Von Washington, LB, Louisiana Tech; Sept. 11 - Khalil Brooks, LB, Middle Tennessee; Sept. 18 - Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech; Sept. 25 - Josiah Tauaefa, LB, UTSA and Joe Brown, DB, WKU.
Special Teams Player of the Week - Sept. 4 - Keion Davis, KR, Marshall; Sept. 11 - Kaare Vedvik, K/P, Marshall; Sept. 18 - Jonathan Barnes, K, Louisiana Tech; Sept. 25 - Trevor Moore, K, North Texas