Fresno State linebacker Kyrie Wilson was named Monday as one of three Mountain West Conference players of the week following the Bulldogs’ 38-24 home victory over San Jose State.
The junior out of Ridgeview High in Bakersfield earned defensive honors after picking off a pass to help set up a touchdown. He finished with six solo tackles, including two for losses, as Fresno State (4-6, 3-3) kept alive its hopes for a postseason bowl berth.
Fresno State is on a bye this week, then finishes the regular season with games at Nevada (Nov. 22) and versus Hawaii (Nov. 29).
A 7:30 p.m. kickoff for the Nevada game also was announced Monday — the later start expected given its scheduled broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.
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The game will be on ESPNU (Comcast Ch. 20).
Other players of the week as announced by the conference office in Colorado Springs, Colo., were Boise State senior quarterback Grant Hedrick (offensive) and teammate and senior placekicker Dan Goodale (special teams).
All three received the honors for the first time in their careers.
Hedrick became the first Broncos quarterback to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in the same game since the school joined the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996. He was 21 of 32 for 367 yards and four touchdowns and ran 15 times for 131 yards and two TDs as Boise State rallied to beat New Mexico 60-49.
Goodale converted all six of his PAT attempts and kicked two field goals. Seven of his 11 kickoffs went for touchbacks.