DENVER - Hawai'i quarterback Bryant Moniz, Hawai'i defensive lineman Paipai Falemalu and New Mexico State kick returner Taveon Rogers were named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Moniz, a senior from Wahiawa, O'ahu (Fresno City College), led the team in both rushing and passing in Hawai'i's 34-17 win over Colorado on Saturday. Moniz completed 20-of-33 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown while adding a career-high 121 rushing yards on 14 carries with three more scores. His long run of the day was for 57 yards and a touchdown to give the Warriors a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.
Falemalu, a junior from Hau'ula, O'ahu (Kahuku HS), tallied six tackles (5 solo), including three for a loss in the game against Colorado. Falemalu had two solo sacks for a loss of 14 yards and added another tackle for loss in helping to hold Colorado to just 17 rushing yards and a total of 240 offensive yards.