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Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton earns MW defensive honor

Boise State CB Tyler Horton, Aug. 8

Boise State sophomore cornerback Tyler Horton discusses his experience playing last season as a true freshman and competing to start as a sophomore Aug. 8, 2016.
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Boise State sophomore cornerback Tyler Horton discusses his experience playing last season as a true freshman and competing to start as a sophomore Aug. 8, 2016.

For the first time since Oct. 27, 2014, a Boise State football player has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week.

Sophomore cornerback Tyler Horton earned the honor Monday following Saturday’s 31-28 win over Washington State in which he had an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown on the game’s first drive and added five tackles. The return was the sixth-longest in Boise State history.

The last Bronco to be named defensive player of the week was STUD Kamalei Correa.

Other Mountain West players of the week were San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey (offense) and San Diego State returner Rashaad Penny (special teams). The Aztecs, like the Broncos, beat a Pac-12 team, defeating Cal 45-40.

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Boise State’s next game got a fan-friendly kickoff time and television broadcast, announced Monday.

The Broncos will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. MT at Oregon State on Sept. 24 following their bye week, with the game broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1.

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