JONESBORO, AR (SunBeltSports.org) - Arkansas State kicker Brian Davis was honored by the Sun Belt Conference for his performance in the Red Wolves 50-27 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. The junior was named the SBC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week
Logan Kilgore (Middle Tennessee, r-Jr., QB)
Quarterback Logan Kilgore led the aggressive Blue Raider offense by registering his third career 300-yard game and the first of the season with 349 yards against North Texas. He completed 20-of-30 passes with three touchdowns in the victory. The quarterback made several big yardage completions of 72, 52, 49 and 32 yards. Kilgore also ran for a career-long 45 yard touchdown against the Mean Green. The redshirt junior now ranks for second on the all-time list for 300-yard games with Clint Marks and Kelly Holcomb. It also went down as the 13th career 200-yard passing game and sixth of the season. Kilgore, who ranks third all-time in 200-yard games, is chasing all-time leaders Wes Counts and Clint Marks with 18 in their respective careers. In eight contests this season, Kilgore has thrown 152 completions for 1,930 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Week
Quanterus Smith (WKU, Sr., DL)
WKU senior defensive lineman Quanterus Smith had a career night against Florida International on Saturday, recording a career-high five sacks against the Panthers – including one on the final play of the game that forced a fumble secured the Hilltoppers' victory. Smith now leads the nation in sacks averaging 1.64 per game. His five sacks on Saturday were also the most by any player in the nation in a game this season. In addition to his sack numbers, Smith was also credited with a game-high eight tackles in the game. His efforts led the Hilltopper defense to record a season-best nine sacks on the evening – which is tied for the third-highest total in a game during the 2012 season.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Brian Davis (Arkansas State, Jr., K)
Junior kicker Brian Davis hit all five of his field goal attempts and was a perfect 5-of-5 on extra point attempts to account for 20 points in Arkansas State's 50-27 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Davis' five field goals, just two shy of matching the NCAA record for a single game, were the most by a Sun Belt Conference player and tied the third most in the nation this season. His 20 points scored by kick were just three shy of his own Sun Belt Conference record and the third most in the nation this year. Davis connected on multiple field goals for the fifth time this season and 10th time of his career. Both his points scored by kick and field goals made tie the second most in Sun Belt and Arkansas State history. Davis' first field goal covered 47 yards to tie the longest of his career, while his other makes came from 45, 29, 22 and 21 yards out.