Matt Reagan Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week
Oct. 22, 2007
MEMPHIS, TENN. - University of Memphis kicker Matt Reagan was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week as announced today by the league office. It is the first honor for the sophomore from Knoxville, Tenn.
Reagan converted three of his four field goal attempts and was 3-for-3 on PATs to add 12 points in the 38-35 win over Rice on the road. Reagan's missed field goal was from 47 yards out, but he converted two kicks of 22 yards and one of 24 yards. With his three field goals in the game, he has now booted three or more field goals in two of the last three games. His 12 points was a career high, as he continues to lead the Tigers in scoring with 38 points.
The last Tiger player to earn Special Teams Player of the Week honors was Michael Grandberry for his kickoff return yardage against UTEP in the 2006 season finale.
Joining Reagan this week for league honors is Tulane senior running back Matt Forte' and defensive standouts Rocky Schwartz of Houston and UCF's Bruce Miller. Forté set Tulane and C-SA records with 342 yards rushing while scoring four touchdowns on 38 carries in the Green Wave's 41-34 overtime victory over SMU. Forte' ranks first among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision players in rushing yards and rushing yards per game (180.14).
Schwartz helped the Cougars shut down the UAB offensive attack in allowing only 224 yards of total offense, including just 26 on the ground. With UAB poised to increase its early lead and positioned inside the red zone, Schwartz made his first of two interceptions, picking off a Sam Hunt pass in the end zone and returning it 34 yards to set up the Cougars first touchdown.
Miller posted a career-high nine tackles and two sacks as the UCF defense limited the Tulsa offense (ranked No. 2 in the country in total offense prior to the game) to a season-low 379 yards in a 44-23 victory. Miller added a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry as the UCF defense caused Tulsa to turn the ball over a season-high four times.