BOISE, Idaho -- True freshman Byron Hout earned his first WAC Defensive Player of the Week award in Boise State University’s 45-10 win at the University of Idaho last Saturday (Nov. 15). 

A defensive end from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (Lake City HS), Hout made five unassisted tackles, including two quarterback sacks for a loss of 19 yards.  He also forced a fumble which was returned 45 yards for a touchdown.

Hout has played in seven games this year making 15 tackles (eight unassisted), and three quarterback sacks for a loss of 26 yards.  Along with the forced fumble he had last week, he has also recovered one fumble and broken up one pass.

Hout’s award marks the seventh time this season a Bronco player has earned a WAC Player of the Week award.

Following a victory over the University of the Hawai’i earlier this year Brandyn Thompson receiving the defensive honor and Kyle Brotzman the special teams award.  Thompson intercepted three passes and made five unassisted tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of three yards.  Brotzman won for the second straight week, and the fifth time in his career.  He averaged 60.0 yards on three punts, made two (31 and 43) of four field goal attempts and was successful on all three extra point kicks to run his school record of consecutive makes to 90.

Quarterback Kellen Moore has two offensive player of the week awards this season (Oregon and Louisiana Tech), while Jeron Johnson won the defensive award following Boise State’s win against Bowling Green State University.

Boise State plays its final road game of the regular season this Saturday (Nov. 22) at the University of Nevada.  Kickoff is set for 1:07 p.m. (PT).

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