New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah players win MWC weekly award

Updated: October 27, 2003, 6:00 PM ET

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- New Mexico offensive lineman Jason Lenzmeier, San Diego State linebacker Kirk Morrison and Utah kick returner Bo Nagahi were named Monday as the Mountain West Conference Players of the Week.

Lenzmeier is the first offensive lineman in conference history to win the Offensive Player of the Week award. He had 13 knockdown blocks, didn't allow any sacks or commit any penalties in New Mexico's 47-35 victory Saturday over previously unbeaten and then No. 24 Utah (6-2, 3-1 MWC).

New Mexico (5-3, 2-1) produced 633 yards of offense, including 407 yards rushing against a Utah defense that had only allowed an average 105 rushing yards per game.

Lenzmeier, a senior, graded out at 99 percent in his 37th career start to help New Mexico's potent offensive attack.

Meanwhile, San Diego State's Morrison, a junior, claimed the defensive award after posting a game-high 14 tackles and one interception in the Aztec's 25-20 win Saturday over Wyoming (3-5, 1-2).

The junior linebacker was part of a defense that limited the Cowboys to just 292 yards and forced Wyoming quarterback Casey Bramlet to throw three interceptions. Morrison's first interception of the year set up a second-half touchdown for San Diego State (4-5, 1-3).

Special teams recognition went to Nagahi, who set a MWC single-game record with 193 kickoff return yards against New Mexico.

The junior kick returner averaged 27.6 yards on seven returns. His longest went for 53 yards. Nagahi's effort was the second-highest total in Utah history. The Utes' 282 kickoff return yards Saturday established a team and conference record.

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