Crawford, Martin Named MW Players of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boise State’s Tyrone Crawford was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, and Doug Martin was named the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Crawford, a senior defensive end from Windsor, Ontario, recorded five tackles – including two sacks – in the Broncos’ 63-13 victory over Colorado State, Saturday. He also recovered a fumble and helped the Broncos hold the Rams to 231 yards of total offense in the team’s first conference game as a member of the Mountain West. The Rams had entered the game averaging 340.8 yards of total offense per game.

Martin, a redshirt senior running back from Stockton, Calif., rushed 20 times for a career-high 200 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 26, 65 and 14 yards, and averaged 10.0 yards per carry. His 65-yard touchdown run was a season long, and he eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the 12th time during his career.

For both Martin and Crawford, the honor is the first of the season. Martin’s only other Player of the Week Award came during the 2008 season, following a then-career-high 121 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 51-21 victory over Utah State.

Crawford’s selection marks the first defensive conference Player of the Week honor for the Broncos since Jeron Johnson was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, Oct. 26, 2009.

The Broncos will play their first home conference game as a member of the Mountain West Saturday against Air Force. Kickoff against the Falcons is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium.

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