Oct. 28, 2013
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State outside linebacker Ejiro Ederaine was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week and tight end Marcel Jensen was named the Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
This is the first MW weekly accolade for both Ederaine and Jensen.
Ederaine recorded a career-high 10 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks as No. 18/16 Fresno State outlasted San Diego State 35-28 in overtime. His 4.5 tackles for loss equals the most in a single game in the nation this season. The last time a Fresno State player had 4.5 tackles for loss was Logan Harrell on Sept. 17, 2011 versus North Dakota.
With San Diego State trailing 21-14 at the 11:39 mark of the fourth quarter, and driving for a potential game-tying touchdown, Ederaine picked up an Aztec fumble at the SDSU 19-yard line and returned a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown. It was the longest fumble recovery for a score in school history.
Jensen made arguably the biggest play in Fresno State's win, which pushed its record up to 7-0 on the season. With the game tied at 28 and San Diego State attempting a 37-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation, Jensen blocked the kick and forced overtime. It was the fourth career blocked field goal for Jensen, but the first since 2011.
Fresno State returns home this weekend to host Nevada in the Blackout Game on Saturday at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
"Catch the Wave" - 2013 Fresno State football tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.
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