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Lawrence tabbed MW Defensive Player of the Week

Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, following his 3.5 sack performance against Nevada on Saturday.

Lawrence recorded two sacks on the opening drive of the game, one of which forced the Wolf Pack to settle for an early field goal. The final sack of his came in the fourth quarter when he dropped Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo for a 14-yard loss on fourth-and-goal to force a turnover on downs.

Lawrence’s 3.5 sacks are the most in the country by an individual in a single-game in 2013. His 1.08 sacks per game this season ranks fifth in the NCAA.

The junior led the Mountain West with 8.5 sacks last season and was named to the 2013 preseason All-MW team as a result. He is currently on pace to finish the regular-season with approximately 12 sacks. That would be the most by a Bronco since Chris Wing set a school-record with 20 sacks in 1996.

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Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams was given MW Offensive Player of the Week honors instead of Boise State runningback Jay Ajayi (24 CAR, 222 YDS, 3 TD vs Nevada). The Bulldogs’ go-to-guy recorded eight catches for a career-best 221 yards and four scores in a 38-14 win over UNLV.

— Jay Tust (Follow on Twitter: @KTVBSportsGuy)