After guiding Boise State to a 27-21 victory over Nevada on Saturday, both runningback D.J. Harper and linebacker J.C. Percy earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors on Monday.
Harper rushed for 130 yards on 24 carries and his second quarter rushing touchdown gave the Broncos an early 14-0 lead. The score was his 15th of the season on the ground and 39th of his career.
Percy anchored a defense that pitched a first half shutout for the seventh time this season and limited the Wolf Pack to a season-low 21 points.
The senior recovered a fumble in the endzone and recorded 13 tackles, upping his season total to 101.
Percy becomes the first Boise State player to record 100 tackles in a season since Korey Hall had 111 in 2006.
Harper also achieved a major milestone against Nevada. The senior cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. Harper becomes the 12th player in school history to rush for 1,000-yards in a season.
This is the first time Percy has received the honor while Harper has won it once before in his career. The runningback was named co-offensive player of the week after scoring four total touchdowns and rushing for a career-high 162 yards against Miami (OH) earlier this season.
- Despite being ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA in total defense, scoring defense, turnover margin, pass defense and defensive pass efficiency, Percy is the first Boise State player to earn Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honors this season.
- Percy ranks t-69th in the NCAA in total tackles per game (8.42) and t-48th in solo tackles (5.1).
- Harper’s 1,000-yard season is the 19th in Boise State history.
- Harper scored the 41st total touchdown of his career. That ranks 6th in school history behind Brock Forsey (68), Ian Johnson (58), Doug Martin (48), Cedric Minter (43) and John Smith (42).
— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)