PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the final week of the college football regular season.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Breshad Perriman • Jr. • WR • UCF • Lithonia, Ga.
Perriman highlighted a big night by catching a 51-yard Hail Mary for a touchdown at the final gun to give UCF a 32-30 win against East Carolina, clinching a share of the American Athletic Conference title for the Knights. Perriman finished the day with four receptions for 139 yards against the Pirates, giving him 41 receptions for 906 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season. He is averaging a league-leading 22.1 yards per reception.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Matakevich • Jr. • LB • Temple • Stratford, Conn.
Matakevich had 16 tackles with three tackles for loss to help the Owls win a 10-3 defensive battle against Tulane. Matakevich led an Owl defense that held the Green Wave to 266 yards of offense and just 2-of-17 efficiency on third down. He finished the 2014 season with 117 tackles, including a league-leading 88 solo tackles, to register his third consecutive season with at least 100 tackles.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shawn Moffitt • Sr. • K • UCF • Orlando, Fla.
Moffitt scored 14 points and tied a school record with four field goals in UCF’s 32-30 win against East Carolina, securing a share of the American Athletic Conference title for the Knights. Moffitt, who hit field goals of 42, 38, 30 and 31 yards, became UCF’s career scoring leader with 305 points. Moffitt has averaged 6.5 points per game, which ranks fifth among American Athletic Conference kickers this season.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Mike Boone • Fr. • RB • Cincinnati • Macclenny, Fla.
Rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-31 win against Houston, giving Cincinnati a share of the American Athletic Conference title.
Nick Temple • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Indianapolis, Ind.
Had 12 tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss in a 38-31 win against Houston, giving the Bearcats a share of the American Athletic Conference championship.
Shane Carden • Sr. • QB • East Carolina • Houston, Texas
Completed 36 of 48 passes for 397 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-30 loss to UCF. Threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes to rally from a 26-9 deficit before the Pirates fell on a Hail Mary at the final gun.
Greg Ward Jr. • So. • QB • Houston • Tyler, Texas
Had 444 yards of total offense and was responsible for three touchdowns in a 38-31 loss at Cincinnati. Completed 27 of 45 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 84 yards and a TD on 11 carries.
Matt Davis • So. • QB • SMU • Houston, Texas
Rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown and threw for 145 yards in a 27-20 win at UConn. Accounted for 334 yards of total offense.