LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior linebacker Zach Vigil has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Aggies’ 36-24 win over Wake Forest Saturday.
Vigil was also named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week, as well as a College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Linebacker of the Week.
Vigil (Clearfield, Utah) intercepted his first pass of the season and second of his career, returning it 35 yards for his first career touchdown. He registered a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss as part of his 4.0 total tackles, while also adding a career-best four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. Overall, Vigil is tied for second on the team in tackles, with 23 so far on the season.
This is Vigil’s first conference player of the week award. Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Hawai’i punter Scott Harding was awarded Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Vigil led an Aggie defense that limited Wake Forest to just 232 yards of total offense, including negative 25 rushing which ranks as the fourth-best performance in school history.
Utah State (2-1, 0-0 MW) plays at Arkansas State (1-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) this weekend in its second road game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. (MT). The game will be streamed live on ESPN3. USU is 3-2 all-time against the Red Wolves, including a 0-2 road record.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program on Twitter, @USUFootball, on Facebook at facebook.com/USUFootball or on Instagram, @usufootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter, @USUAthletics, Facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics and on Instagram @USUAthletics.