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Fresno State sophomore linebacker Jeffrey Allison making a tackle against BYU on Nov. 4, 2017. Fresno State won 20-13. (Daniel Avalos/The Collegian)

Allison named defensive player of the week

Sophomore linebacker Jeffrey Allison was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance on Nov. 4 against BYU.

Allison had one sack and led the Bulldogs with 14 tackles in the 20-13 win, tying his career high he set against Alabama on Sept. 9.

Late in the fourth quarter, Fresno State safety Mike Bell forced a fumble which Allison recovered, sealing the victory which made the ‘Dogs bowl eligible.

This is the second time in three weeks that Allison has been named defensive player of the week. He previously was honored on Oct. 23 for his performance against San Diego State on Oct. 21.