30 Sep Football's Benny Walls Earns AAC Defensive Player of the Weekpost was originally published on this site
PROVIDENCE- Temple Football SAF Benny Walls earned American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Walls tallied six tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception in the 24-2 win over the Yellow Jackets. Walls scooped up a strip-sack by DT Ifeanyi Maijeh and returned it 74-yards for a touchdown to lengthen the Owls’ lead. Walls also contributed to the stifling red zone defense Temple has had all season. He grabbed an interception in the end zone and returned it 65-yards to set up the Owls with prime field position in order to score again.
Walls wasn’t the only Owl recognized by the conference for his work this week, true freshman RB Re’Mahn Davis made the AAC honor roll. He had 29 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Davis was the first Temple true freshman RB since Matt Brown to rush for over 100 yards and two touchdowns in a game.
The rest of the AAC POW
Offensive Players of the Week: Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder and SMU QB Shane Buechele
Special Teams Player of the Week: Memphis DB Gabriel Rogers
Honor Roll: UCF WR Gabriel Davis, ECU DE Kendall Futrell, Houston RB Patrick Carr, and SMU S Rodney Clemons.