BOISE, Idaho - Playing their final regular season game as Broncos, Boise State running back D.J. Harper and linebacker J.C. Percy have been named Mountain West Player of the Week.
Harper (Cypress, Texas) earned offensive honors when he rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown in Boise State's 27-21 win over Nevada this past Saturday (Dec. 1). Harper averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 24 attempts, including a 30-yard run that set up the Broncos' first touchdown of the game.
This was Harper's sixth 100-yard plus rushing game of the 2012 season, and the 10th of his career as a Bronco. The 130 yards against Nevada also pushed Harper's season total to 1,065, marking the first time in his career he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for a season. He is the 12th player in school history to record a 1,000-yard season.
Harper's two-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his 15th of the season, the sixth-most all-time in Boise State single-season history. It also increased Harper's point total for the season to 100.
Percy (Blackfoot, Idaho) received defensive honors as he led a Boise State defense that held Nevada to its lowest point total of the season. Percy had a team-high 13 total tackles, including seven solo stops and one fumble recovery. With Boise State holding a 24-7 lead midway through the third quarter, Percy recovered a fumble in the Broncos' end zone, halting a potential Nevada touchdown.
Percy's defensive efforts helped Boise State shut out Nevada in the first half, marking the first time this season the Wolf Pack failed to score in the opening 30 minutes. This was also the seventh time this season Boise State held an opponent scoreless in the first half.
Harper, Percy and the rest of the No. 19 Boise State team (10-2) will complete their 2012 season on Dec. 22 (Saturday) when they face the University of Washington (7-5) in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. (PT) and will be televised by ESPN.