Owen Pochman named MWC Player of the Week
Junior place kicker Owen Pochman was named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on five straight field goals against UNLV, leading BYU to a 29-0 win over the Rebels on Saturday.
Pochman paced the Cougars with 17 points, setting a BYU single-game scoring record. Pochman's five field goals also tied a 30-year-old school record, set by Joe "The Toe" Liljenquist in 1969. Pochman's 47-yard field goal with 8:13 left in the second quarter marked the longest of the season.
The native of Mercer Island, Wa., has made eight straight attempts and is 11-of-16 (.688) on the season. Pochman currently ranks third on BYU's all-time scoring list with 217 points. He trails only Kurt Gunther (243) and Jamal Willis (240). It is the third time a BYU player has earned the Mountain West Player-of-the-Week honor this season.