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Boise State earns three Mountain West awards in three different sports

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Boise State players Sean Modster, Brett Rypien and Tyler Horton speak to the media after the season-opening win at Troy.
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Boise State players Sean Modster, Brett Rypien and Tyler Horton speak to the media after the season-opening win at Troy.

One of Boise State’s kings of chaos earned himself a little reward Monday.

Senior cornerback Tyler Horton earned the first Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honor following his big game in Saturday’s 56-20 win at Troy. Horton ran two fumbles back for touchdowns, tying the NCAA record, had four tackles and disrupted a screen pass that was intercepted by linebacker Tony Lashley.

The Broncos’ defense has nicknamed themselves the “Kings of Chaos,” aiming to create negative plays. The Broncos had five sacks and four turnovers Saturday, plus broke out the viral phenomenon — the Turnover Throne.

It is the second time Horton has earned the Mountain West honor, also doing so following the second game of the 2016 season. That also was the last time any Boise State defensive player earned the award, dating back to November 2014.

Boise State defensive end Durrant Miles, who had two sacks, also was named to the Hendricks Award watch list for the award that honors the nation’s top defensive end.

Boise State soccer, volleyball players honored

The Broncos’ football program wasn’t the only team on campus with a good week.

Both the Boise State volleyball and women’s soccer teams went undefeated in matches last week, earning individual recognition from the Mountain West Conference.

Junior forward Raimee Sherle was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer, while freshman middle blocker Jessica Donahue was chosen as the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week in volleyball.

Sherle tallied three goals in shutout wins against Eastern Washington and Southern Utah, bringing her season total to five goals and 10 points, both of which rank No. 1 in the Mountain West. Sherle’s 30 career goals also moved her into a tie for second all-time in program history.

Donahue helped the Broncos improve to 5-0 this season with a win at the Idaho State Invitational. The freshman from Roseville, California, totaled 20 blocks and 30 kills with a hitting percentage of .339 as the Broncos topped Milwaukee, UC Riverside and Idaho State.

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