C-USA Football: Games for Week of 11-01-14
The Defensive Player of the Week award was given to Rice senior DE Zach Patt, who registered five sacks and three forced fumbles in the Owls fifth straight win.
The Special Teams Player of the Week honor went to UTEP junior KR Autrey Golden, who had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, his fifth career KO return for a score.
C-USA Football Players of the Week are voted on by a panel of the league's media.
Patt, a 6-2, 240-pound senior from Honey Grove, Texas, registered a school-record five sacks, forced three fumbles in leading Rice to a 31-17 victory over FIU.
Patt's sack, fumble and recovery at the FIU 19 on the third play of the game set up the Owls' first touchdown. He collected his four other sacks in the fourth quarter. Patt's five sacks are the second-highest total in a game in Conference USA history.