SPOKANE, Wash. – The Great Northwest Athletic Conference named Jesse Ence as the Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his outstanding efforts in Dixie State’s 42-7 win over Simon Fraser University.
The senior running back from St. George accrued 155 all-purpose yards – 76 yards rushing on 15 attempts and 79 yards on three receptions. He scored two touchdowns on Saturday, tiptoeing down the sideline for a 72-yard touchdown in the second quarter and rushing his way to a score from 3 yards in the third quarter.
Ence sits just 59 yards from 1,000 for his career. He is the second Red Storm player to garner GNAC recognition this season.
Junior safety Cache Morgan received defensive accolades in week-one after leading the nation with 17 tackles.
Two Western Oregon defensive players – Bryce Peila and Scotland Foss – split the Defensive Player of the Week award.
WOU forced five turnovers in a big 14-7 win over Central Washington.
Dixie State hosts Western Oregon on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. in a game of conference unbeatens.