Sept. 30, 2013
OGDEN, Utah - UC Davis placekicker Brady Stuart, who kicked a career-high tying three field goals during the Aggies' win over Idaho State on Saturday night, was named the ROOT SPORTS Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Stuart, a sophomore from Newhall, Calif., connected on a trio of field goals in the first half to help the Aggies take a 16-0 halftime lead. He was good from 34 yards midway through the first quarter, added a 34-yarder early in the second, and then was good from 20 yards on the final play of the half.
His three field goals tied his career-high which he did against Weber State and Sacramento State last season. Stuart also made all three extra-point attempts in Saturday's win. He shares the honor with kicker Colton Cook of Southern Utah.
Running back Cody Kirk of Montana State earned offensive honors from the Big Sky while defensive lineman Darnell Sankey of Sacramento State was the defensive player of the week.
UC Davis, which earned head coach Ron Gould's first career win with the 30-13 victory over the Bengals, returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Southern Utah for another Big Sky matchup. Kickoff is 12:05 p.m.