FWAA Houston News
Hail Mary touchdown earns Houston Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week
Houston is the winner of the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week for Week 7. The winning play was a final play 49-yard touchdown pass from Donovan Smith to Stephon Johnson as time expired in a 41-39 win over West Virginia last Thursday.
Freshman Focus: Week 11
Each week during the 2022 season, we will highlight the notable performances of first-year players and head coaches leading up to the selection of our annual Freshman All-America Team and the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award presented by Chris Doering Mortgage. Here are the top performances from Week 11, the weekend of Nov. 12:
Houston's Parish is Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Setting two American Athletic Conference records with 4.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss among his 11 total tackles, defensive end Derek Parish set a tone for an aggressive Houston defense in a road game at Texas Tech. Despite a 33-30 loss in overtime, the outstanding effort earned Parish the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 10, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America.