Corey Acosta named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week - - Jackson, MS

Corey Acosta named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week

HATTIESBURG ( - After one of the most productive defensive efforts in the FBS last week, including two interceptions and fumble recovery for a touchdown, Louisiana Tech senior S Terrell Pinson has been named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week. The Offensive Player of the Week award was given to North Texas WR Carlos Harris, who had the most prolific receiving day by a C-USA player this season against Southern Miss. The Special Teams Player of the Week honor went to Southern Miss senior K Corey Acosta. C-USA Football Players of the Week are voted on by a panel of the league's media.

Acosta hit all three field goals in the Golden Eagles win at North Texas to give him six made in a row and a total of 14 made for the season. The 14 field goals are the most he has made in a season. Acosta has registered 38 career field goals, moving him into a tie for fourth place on the school career charts with Rex Banks (1983-86). The senior place kicker also tallied a career-best five touchbacks on kickoffs in the contest, and the only North Texas return in the game went for 12 yards.
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