SAN JOSE -- San Jose State sophomore Tyler Ervin was named the Western Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against San Diego State.
Ervin had a 97-yard kick return for a touchdown in the Spartans' 38-34 road victory. He returned five kicks for 167 yards, the yardage being a single-game school record.
It was Ervin's second career kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had a 95-yard return last season against Utah State, which was the first SJSU kick return for a touchdown since 2005.
Combined with Damon Ogburn Jr., who returned two kicks for 86 yards, the Spartans set a school record with 253 kick return yards. The previous record was 220 in a 1996 game against Wyoming.
Ervin's honor marks the third straight week a Spartan has earned a WAC player of the week award. Junior linebacker Vince Buhagiar and senior defense end Travis Johnson were the defensive players of the week the past two weeks.
Buhagiar was nominated for that award again this week after recording 11 tackles and a sack for the second straight week. He had three tackles for loss. That award went to Louisiana Tech linebacker Antonio Mitchum.
Quarterback David Fales was nominated for offensive player of the week for the second straight week, although it went to Utah State running back Kerwynn Williams.
Fales completed 21 of 31 passes for 260 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. In the fourth quarter, he led
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