Oct. 28, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Louisiana Tech placekicker Kyle Fischer was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking a school record five field goals at FIU.
Also honored by the league office were Middle Tennessee quarterback Logan Kilgore (Offensive Player of the Week) and Tulane safety Sam Scofield (Defensive Player of the Week.
Fischer successfully made a school record five field goals Saturday in Louisiana Tech's 23-7 victory at FIU. Fischer's five field goals match the most made by a Conference USA kicker this year (along with Tulane's Cairo Santos) and the most field goals made by a Conference USA kicker this year in a regulation game. The Frisco, Texas native bested his previous single-game mark of three field goals by hitting twice from 35 yards out plus makes from 33, 30 and 26 yards. Fischer also handled kickoffs for the Bulldogs, averaging 62.4 yards on his seven kickoffs. He was also named one of the three Lou Groza Award National Stars of the Week for his performance.
Fischer’s honor comes after also being named the Lou Groza Star of the Week. He becomes the first Louisiana Tech football player to receive a Conference USA Player of the Week honor. The Bulldogs are in their first season as a member of the league.
Kilgore was instrumental in orchestrating Middle Tennessee's 51-49 last-second victory over Marshall. The Rocklin, Calif., product led the Blue Raiders down the field 79 yards in the final 2:29 of the game and completed a nine-yard touchdown to Tavarres Jefferson to give MT the win with no time remaining. Kilgore completed 22 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns. The 200-yard game was the 18th of his career, tying Clint Marks and Wes Counts for the all-time school-record.
Scofield posted a career-high 18 tackles (14 solo, 4 assists), the most by a Conference USA player this season, to go with 1.5 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble in Tulane's 14-7 over Tulsa at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Scofield's effort helped Tulane secure its sixth win of the year to make the Green Wave bowl eligible for the first time since 2002 and also snapped a string of eight straight losses to Tulsa. The Lafayette, La., native nearly came up with a pair of interceptions and twice recorded tackles behind the line of scrimmage from his safety spot. With Tulsa driving near the midway part of the fourth quarter, Scofield stripped the ball from a Tulsa receiver at the Tulane 40-yard line to turn back the Hurricane. Scofield is the fourth member of the Tulane secondary to be named Defensive Player of the Week in the last five weeks.