Travis Brown Named National LB of the Week
Nov. 11, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State senior linebacker Travis Brown was named the National Linebacker of the Week by the College Performance Awards (CFPA) on Sunday for his big game at Nevada.
Brown tied his season-high with nine tackles to help lead Fresno State to a 52-36 road victory at Nevada.
He created one of Fresno State's four take-aways in the game and scored one of three defensive touchdowns for the Bulldogs. With 8:45 to go in the third quarter, Brown stopped Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson for a one-yard gain and stripped Jefferson of the football. The ball bounced right up into Brown's arms and he dashed 26 yards for the touchdown. His play gave Fresno State a 38-21 lead.
The Bulldogs forced Nevada into turnovers on each of its first three possessions of the second half, helping to break a 21-21 halftime time and Brown's forced fumble and return for a touchdown was the third turnover forced in that sequence.
Fresno State's three defensive touchdowns scored in the game tied the school single-game record.
Brown and the Bulldogs held Jefferson, who came into the game as the nation's leading rusher, to just 95 yards on the ground and the Wolf Pack to only 404 total yards, 119 yards under its per game average.
Eight of Brown's nine tackles were solo efforts and he also had one pass breakup in the game.
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