Davis And McClain Named C-USA Players Of The Week
Both Players With Key Plays In 30-23 Win Over UTSA
DENTON – After providing two of the most pivotal plays in the win over UTSA on Saturday night, Kishawn McClain and Chad Davis have been named Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week by Conference USA.
McClain had the pivotal fumble recovery and return for a 45-yard touchdown return in the third quarter. The scoop and score was the first defensive score by North Texas this season and gave the Mean Green the lead its first lead over UTSA. He notched a game-high 11 tackles and had 0.5 tackles for loss. The fumble return for a TD was the first by a NT defender since 2014 and it was the longest fumble return for a TD since 2013.
Davis had a game-changing return of a blocked PAT for North Texas against UTSA. With UTSA poised to go up by three points in the fourth quarter after scoring a touchdown to retake the lead, Davis returned the blocked extra point 80 yards for a two-point conversion to tie the game, instead of having his team go down by three points.
It is the first player of the week honors for both players and they are the first players this season from NT to earn the award.