Utah State placekicker Dominik Eberle named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week

FILE - Utah State place kicker Dominik Eberle (62) in the second half during the Arizona Bowl NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. New Mexico State defeated Utah State 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior placekicker Dominik Eberle was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office.

It is the first time this year and third time in his career that the 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Nuremberg, Germany, has earned conference player of the week accolades. Overall, this is the Aggies’ 26th weekly honor in their seventh season in the league.

In Utah State’s 23-17 win at San Diego State last Saturday night, Eberle scored a season-high 11 points as he was 3-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points. Eberle converted on field goals from 30, 29 and 32 yards, respectively.

Eberle has now scored 30 points this season and 280 in his career, which ranks third all-time in school history. For his career, the 2017 Lou Groza Award finalist ranks second all-time in both field goals made (48) and attempted (63). He is also tied for first all-time in extra points made (136) and second in attempts (136).

Against the Aztecs, Eberle also kicked off six times for 351 yards (58.5 ypk) and one touchback.

San Jose State’s Josh Love and Bobby Brown II were named the Mountain West Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Utah State (2-1, 1-0 MW) returns to action this weekend as it hosts Mountain West-foe Colorado State (1-3, 0-0 MW) in its annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network (Xfinity Ch. 269/753HD), DISH Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221).

Utah State is 54-32-2 (.625) all-time in Homecoming games, which includes an 8-5-1 record against Colorado State. In fact, CSU is USU’s most played opponent during Homecoming ahead of seven games each against both BYU and Utah.

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