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TWO TULSA FOOTBALL PLAYERS EARN C-USA WEEKLY AWARDS

Keyarris Garrett grabs one of his three TD passes against UCF on Saturday.
Keyarris Garrett grabs one of his three TD passes against UCF on Saturday.
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Nov. 19, 2012

IRVING, Texas - The University of Tulsa's DeAundre Brown (Arlington, Texas) and Keyarris Garrett (Daingerfield, Texas) were named Conference USA Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week award winners, respectively, in a vote of league media members, it was announced today by the C-USA office.

A 6'4" receiver, Garrett was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while the 5'11" Brown earned his third career defensive honor.

In a 23-21 victory against UCF, it was Garrett's three touchdown receptions that led Tulsa to clinching the West Division title for the fourth time in eight seasons. He posted a career-high 130 yards on seven receptions for a career-best three receiving touchdowns. Garrett's first TD was a 70-yard reception where he took a pass and ran the final 40 yards for Tulsa's first score of the game. His second touchdown went 20 yards to give Tulsa a 16-14 lead. Garrett's final touchdown grab went 13 yards on 3rd-and-13 to increase Tulsa's lead to 23-14 in the third quarter.

Brown wins for the second time this season after leading a solid defensive effort that held UCF to 66 yards rushing (123 yards below its season average), 182 yards below its total offense average of 417 ypg and just 85 total yards in the second-half. He had nine total tackles, including eight solos and had 2.5 tackles for losses totaling 11 yards. Brown added one sack for minus 9 yards on a 3rd-and-10 situation and also had a team-high three of Tulsa's eight pass break-ups in the win.

The weekly honors are the fourth and fifth for a Hurricane player this year. It is the fourth time a defensive player has won the award and the first time for an offensive player.