The awards keep on coming for the Pokes after winning the Border War. Two exceptional performances from Wyoming players were acknowledged by the Mountain West Conference this weekend. Alvester Alexander had a career game to lead the offense. Josh Biezuns showed some great improvement in his final game of the year at defensive end.
The only other Wyoming player to earn POW honors was P Austin McCoy.
Check out the official release from the MWC. Details on each performance after the jump.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALVESTER ALEXANDER, WYOMING
Sophomore, Running Back, Houston, Texas/C.E. King HS
Alvester Alexander amassed 147 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries to help Wyoming record a 44-0 victory over Colorado State. The Houston, Texas, native recorded touchdown runs of 34, 29, 21, 8 and 1 yards, tying him for the Mountain West Conference single-game record for rushing touchdowns. Alexander, who averaged 6.4 yards per carry, also caught three passes for 15 yards to finish the contest with 162 all-purpose yards. His five touchdown runs broke Wyoming's single-game record of four rushing scores in one game, previously held by Dabby Dawson (vs. San Diego State in 1988) and Myron Hardeman (vs. Utah State in 1977).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSH BIEZUNS, WYOMING
Junior, Defensive End, Prior Lake, Minn./Prior Lake HS
Josh Biezuns registered a career-high 3.5 sacks (-22 yards), 4.0 tackles for loss (-23 yards), a forced fumble and a pass breakup to lead a Wyoming defense that posted a shutout in a 44-0 victory over border-rival Colorado State last Saturday. A product of Prior Lake, Minn., Biezuns also tallied seven tackles (three solo) and a quarterback hurry in the contest. Two of Biezuns' sacks came on third down, forcing Colorado State punts. The junior's pass breakup and quarterback hurry also came on third-down plays, ending other Ram offensive possessions.
Alexander really excelled as the season went on this year and showed he can really handle a heavy workload. Very excited to see what he can do as a Junior. Biezuns has moved from FB to LB to DE over the past three years. The defensive line had it's struggles but there were four new starters. Biezuns has come up huge in the New Mexico Bowl last year and the Border War this year.