Sacramento State quarterback Kevin Thomson was named the Big Sky Conference and STATS FCS national offensive player of the week after scoring six touchdowns in a win over then-No. 5 Montana.
Thomson, a junior, helped the Hornets to a 49-22 rout over the Grizzlies, the third consecutive top-25 victory for Sacramento State, which climbed to No. 7 in the STATS FCS poll this week. Thomson was 24 of 34 passing for 369 yards and four touchdowns, while adding a pair of rushing touchdowns in the win.
He became the sixth Big Sky Conference player to earn the STATS FCS national player of the week honor, joining Montana Grizzlies Adam Wilson and Dalton Sneed, as well as Dre'Sonte Dorton of Eastern Washington, idaho's Charles Akanno and UC Davis' Nick Eaton.
Thomson shared the Big Sky Conference's offensive honor with Weber State running back Josh Davis, who ran for a career-high and nation's best 328 rushing yards in the Wildcats' 51-28 win over Northern Arizona. He also tallied four touchdowns in the win.
Thomson's teammate Devon Medeiros collected the league's special teams player of the week accolade after making both field goal attempts -- one from 34 yards, the other 32 -- and all five of his point-after-touchdown attempts. Medeiros also had nine kickoffs net an average of 61.1 yards, while five resulted in touchbacks.
Idaho linebacker Lloyd Hightower was named Big Sky defensive player of the week after registering two tackles, a 45-yard interception returned for a touchdown and a 49-yard fumble recovery that also ended in a touchdown.