OGDEN, Utah (October 29, 2018) – The Big Sky Conference announced its ROOT SPORTS Players of the Week. Weber State’s Jake Constantine was named the ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week, while UC Davis’ Mason Moe was named the ROOT SPORTS Defensive Player of the Week and the Aggies’ Daniel Whelan earned ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Constantine led the Wildcats to a 35-30 win over Top 25 North Dakota on the road. He threw for a career-high 318 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in the victory. Constantine rushed for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then threw three other touchdowns.
Moe had a solid defensive presence for UC Davis as he had a game-high 13 tackles, seven solo tackles, five tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. With UC Davis clinging to a seven-point lead, and 10 minutes left the game, it was Moe’s forced fumble that led to a UC Davis touchdown, which extended his team’s lead to a two-score margin. Moe and the Aggies held the Griz scoreless in the second half to pick up the 49-21 win.
Whelan, a sophomore for the Aggies, was crucial to UC Davis’ special teams play in the win at Montana. He had six punts for 259 yards and an average of 43.2 yards per punt. Whelan had a game long boot of 52 yards and pinned Montana inside the 20 twice, including downing the ball at the six-yard line. The Aggies held Montana to -1 yard punt return yards on the day.
Other Nominees for ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week: Joe Protheroe, CP; Eric Barriere, EWU; James Madison, ISU; Troy Andersen, MSU; Brandon Porter, NAU; Milo Hall, UNC; Jalani Eason, PSU; Elijah Dotson, SAC; Tyler Skidmore, SUU.
Other Nominees for ROOT SPORTS Defensive Player of the Week: Domini Frasch, CP; D’londo Tucker, EWU; Christian Holland, ISU; Brayden Konkol, MSU; Jake Casteel, NAU; Sherand Boyd, UNC; Romeo Gunt, PSU; Taylor Nelson, SUU; Landon Stice, WSU.
Other Nominees for ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week: Roldan Alcobendas, EWU; Campbell Sheidow, ISU; Cody Williams, PSU; Rashaan Miller, SUU.
The ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week will be on Nov. 3 when Montana visits Southern Utah for a 1:05 p.m. MT kickoff. The game can be seen live on the DirecTV Audience Network and DISH Studio.
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