By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman
Boise State senior quarterback Kellen Moore will be featured in Sports Illustrated this week.
Writer Austin Murphy spent a couple days in Boise last week reporting the story and two photographers shot Saturday’s game at Colorado State.
The feature is a four-page spread. Sports Illustrated usually reaches Idaho on Thursday or Friday.
Moore was on a regional cover earlier this season and is not on the cover this week.
Boise State tailback Doug Martin and defensive end Tyrone Crawford were named Mountain West players of the week Monday.
Martin was the co-offensive player of the week. He rushed 20 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns last week at Colorado State. His touchdowns covered 26, 65 and 14 yards.
After a slow start, Martin is averaging 103.7 rushing yards per game and 5.1 yards per carry with eight touchdowns. The team’s rushing average has jumped from 3.4 yards per carry in the first three games to 4.7 yards per carry now.
Martin shared the offense award with San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman, who rushed for 172 yards and two scores against Air Force.
Crawford was the defensive player of the week. He made five tackles against Colorado State, including two sacks, and also recovered a fumble. He’s tied for third on the team with 23 tackles, first with 4.5 sacks and first with 7.5 tackles for loss.
Chris McNeill of Wyoming was the special teams player of the week with a 76-yard punt return for a TD, a 28-yard TD pass and a 2-point pass.