McNichols earns 4th player of the week honor

BOISE - Coming off one of his most dominant performances of his career, Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The junior became just the sixth player in Mountain West history to earn at least four offensive weekly honors in a single season.

McNichols, a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, tore up the UNLV defense on Friday, rushing for 206 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-25 win.

The game marked McNichols' third 200-yard rushing performance of the season, making him the only Bronco in school history to achieve that feat, and his ninth 100-yard game, tied for most in the Mountain West.

McNichols also scored four touchdowns on Sept. 24 against Oregon State. He is currently the FBS leader in rushing touchdowns (22) and all-purpose touchdowns (26), and is ranked third in rushing yards with 1,575.

At his weekly press conference on Monday, coach Bryan Harsin said his star running back should be in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding player in college football.

"I don't know what else he has to do," Harsin said. "I mean, look at his stats, right? If anybody is watching and following college football, how is this guy not in the conversation with everybody else? I don't get it.

"He's one of the best backs in the country," Harsin added. "To boot, he's on a pretty good football team that has a pretty good record right now."

The Broncos travel to Colorado Springs this Friday to face Air Force in the regular-season finale for both teams. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network.

 

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