COLORADO SPRINGS -- The Mountain West Conference today announced BYU quarterback Kevin Feterik was named this week's Offensive Player of the Week, while Cougar safety Jared Lee was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week. Today's announcement marks the third Player-of-the-Week honor for Feterik this season, while Lee becomes the first BYU defensive player to earn the weekly honor.
Feterik connected on 24-of-33 attempts for a game-high 336 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars' held off a late Air Force attack to improve to 7-1 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 in Mountain West play. Feterik eclipsed the 300-yard mark for the fifth time this season, averaging a season-high 10.2 yards per completion. Feterik has laced together a string of 11 straight games of 200 or more yards passing, which ties Drew Brees of Purdue for the fourth longest 200-yard passing streak. With 10:18 left in the fourth quarter, Feterik found junior receiver Margin hooks for what would be the game-winning touchdown on a 57-yard reception. The completion marked the longest pass play of the season for the Cougars. Feterik started the game, completing 14-of-15 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown, including a stretch of seven straight completions. The senior left-hander has completed at least one touchdown pass in 13 straight games, marking the fourth longest streak in the nation.
Junior safety Jared Lee tallied a career-high 22 tackles on Saturday against the Air Force, including a game-high 11 solo tackles and 11 assisted takedowns. After Air Force had driven all the way from their own 20-yard line and looked to punch it in from the Cougars' 10-yard line, Lee recovered a Nathan Beard fumble to end the crucial 70-yard Falcon drive. Lee, a member of the nation's 11th ranked defense, helped hold the Falcons to only 109 yards passing on just 16 attempts.