Ivan Clark Named C-USA Special Teams Co-Player of the Week


Ivan Clark

Ivan Clark

Oct. 17, 2005

DALLAS - Marshall's Ivan Clark and Tulsa's Ashlan Davis shared Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week honors after key performances in their team's victories last Saturday. Clark is the first Marshall player to earn C-USA player of the week accolades.

CO-SPECIAL TEAMS
Ivan Clark DB MARSHALL
Clark blocked two punts that led to Marshall scores in the Thundering Herd's 20-19 homecoming win over UAB. Clark set up the first touchdown with his block late in the first half and with Marshall trailing 10-7, his second block set up the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.

ASHLAN DAVIS WR/KR TULSA Davis tied the NCAA career record for kickoff returns for touchdowns in Tulsa's 41-21 victory at Rice on Saturday. Davis' 96-yard return in the fourth quarter was the sixth of his career tying the NCAA set by Anthony Davis of USC (1972-74) more than 30 years ago.

OFFENSE
DUSTIN ALMOND QB SOUTHERN MISS
Almond accounted for six touchdowns in Southern Miss' 52-31 win over East Division leader UCF. The senior was 23-of-37 for 277 yards, tied the school and M.M. Roberts Stadium records with five touchdown passes and also added a rushing score. His scoring strikes went for 16, 15, 48, 3 and 25 yards with the first four coming in the first half.

DEFENSE
PIERRE PARKER FS EAST CAROLINA
Parker recorded two critical fourth quarter interceptions and led East Carolina with eight tackles as the Pirates defeated SMU 24-17 in a Conference USA road win. Parkers' first touchdown came with the scored tied at 17 and set up the Pirates' game-winning touchdown. His second interception came with under two minutes to play and sealed the win for ECU.