North Texas Sweeps the Week 3 CUSA Player of the Week Categories

According to the league, North Texas players have won each of the three categories this week:

Offense Mason Fine
Defense Nate Brooks
Special Teams Keegan Brewer

Via press release:

North Texas is the first school to win all three weekly football awards since WKU on Sept. 14, 2015. C-USA Football Players of the Week are voted on by a panel of the league’s media. All C-USA weekly awards are presented by Top of the World Headwear.

Brewer made arguably the special teams play of the season so far across all of college football. His fake-fair catch, turned 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in the win at Arkansas put the Mean Green up 14-0 in the first quarter and took the college football world by storm. Brewer caught the punt at his own 10-yard line and acted as if he had called a fair catch. As the punt coverage team pulled up and stopped, Brewer quickly sprinted to his left and took off down the sideline for the third-longest punt return for a touchdown in program history.

Brooks picked off a pair of passes in the first half during the Mean Green’s dominant win at Arkansas. He had two of North Texas’ six interceptions on the day, and the mark tied his career high (previously set in 2016 in a win over Southern Miss). Brooks also added six tackles and a pass breakup in the win. His two interceptions led to 14 Mean Green points, as North Texas built a 34-10 halftime lead over the Razorbacks. This is the second C-USA Defensive Player of the Week award of Brooks’ career.

Fine led the Mean Green to a dominating win at Arkansas, 44-17, Saturday to give North Texas its first 3-0 start to a season since 1989 and its first on-field win over an SEC opponent since 1975 at Tennessee. Fine completed 24-of-45 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also added his first rushing touchdown of the season in the win in Fayetteville, a little over an hour from his hometown of Peggs, Oklahoma. This is Fine’s second Offensive Player of the Week honor in three weeks and his third all-time.