Summarized by Kent Larsen
BYU's Football Team wins 'Best Defensive Play' of the week (Minnesota Catch that May Cost Penn State Chance at National Title Earns the 'Compaq College Football Play of the Week' Honors)/B>
Honors): PRNewswire 10Nov99 S3
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- An exciting play in BYU's 30-7 victory over
San Diego State University last Saturday won the team the Compaq Best
Defensive Play of the Week award. The play ended with a BYU touchdown
and highlighted BYU's star linebacker Rob Morris.
In the play, Morris burst through San Diego's line and sacked
quarterback Jack Hawley, causing Hawley to fumble the ball. Hans
Olsen, nephew of NFL star Merlin Olsen, picked up the ball and ran
24-yards to the endzone. In the game, Morris gained the highest
defensive stats in BYU history, including 14 unassisted tackles, two
fumble recoveries, three quarterback sacks and two fumbles caused.