UTEP's Vittatoe Earns C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors

Trevor Vittatoe

Trevor Vittatoe

Oct. 8, 2007

For the second straight week, a UTEP player has captured the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award, as quarterback Trevor Vittatoe has won this week's honor after setting a Miner freshman record for passing yards and throwing three TD passes in a in a victory over Tulsa.

Vittatoe set a UTEP freshman record with 319 yards passing in the Miners' 48-47 win over Tulsa on Saturday, breaking the previous UTEP freshman passing standard of 288 yards by John Rayborn at Air Force in 1995. Vittatoe completed 21-of-27 passes against the Golden Hurricane with three touchdowns and no interceptions. His final touchdown was a 14-yard TD pass to Joe West with 58 seconds remaining for the winning points. Vittatoe's .778 completion percentage marked the ninth-best performance (minimum 10 completions) in school history.

The Defensive Player of the Week award was given to Rice sophomore FS Andrew Sendejo, who had two interceptions and a forced fumble in the Owls' win at Southern Miss. Special Teams recognition went to East Carolina senior KR Chris Johnson, who had a kickoff return for a touchdown as one of his four TDs in the Pirates' win over UCF.



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