SAN JOSE -- San Jose State's Travis Johnson was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
The Spartans' senior defensive end had eight tackles, 1ï»¿1/2 sacks and three tackles for loss in SJSU's 12-0 win over Navy on Saturday.
Johnson, a product of The King's Academy-Sunnyvale, has recorded a tackle for loss in a national-best 11 straight games and now has 26ï»¿1/2 career sacks. He was also the WAC's Defensive Player of the Week after his four-sack performance against UC Davis.
Johnson set the tone in SJSU's first shutout since 2003 when he forced a fumble on Navy's opening possession that teammate Josh Fasavalu recovered. The Midshipmen moved 66 yards on that drive before the fumble and only had 78 yards the rest of the game.
The shutout was the Spartans' first since opening the 2003 season with a 29-0 win over Grambling State and their first against an FBS opponent since a 42-0 road win over UNLV to cap the 1988 season.