(Fresno State Athletics)

Allison named defensive player of the week

Fresno State sophomore linebacker Jeffrey Allison was named the Mountain West defensive player of the week following the Bulldogs’ 27-3 road win against San Diego State.

Allison led the Bulldogs with 10 tackles against the Aztecs. He forced a fumble on the first series of the game, stopping a 16-play, 83-yard drive.

The defense held Aztec running back Rashaad Penny to 69 yards rushing. Before Saturday, Penny was averaging 149 yards per game. Penny has also been named offensive player of the week four times.

Allison is the second Bulldog to be named a Mountain West football player of the week. Sophomore defensive back Juju Hughes was named defensive player of the week for the game against San Jose State on Oct. 7.

The linebacker has 58 tackles (38 solo) on the season, including 3.5 for loss and one sack. He has two forced fumbles.