Colorado State's Cory James, Jared Roberts Named Mountain West Players Of The Week

Beat the Colorado Buffaloes in the Rocky Mountain Showdown? Check. Win Mountain West Conference Player of the Week awards? Check.

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The Colorado St. Rams did both of those during Week 1 of the college football season. The Rams beat the Colorado Buffaloes, 22-17, on Saturday, and on Monday a couple of players picked up conference awards for their actions in the victory.

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Freshman linebacker Cory James was the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for his seven-tackle, four-tackle-for-a-loss, three-sack performance. He also forced a fumbled. Sophomore kicker Jared Roberts, the Special Teams Player of the Week, came up big in his first collegiate game, kicking field goals of 47, 48 and 32 yards. The 48-yard field gave the Rams a 19-17 lead with 6:39 left in the fourth quarter.

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Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson was the Offensive Player of the Week for his 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Cal.

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