Copperheads' Watson named player of the week

HOUSTON Watson, a 6-foot, 195-pounder in his first season out of Duquesne, had an amazing all-around effort for Texas in the team's 37-30 home win against Arkansas in Week 6.

He was a factor all over field to lead the Copperheads to their first win of 2008. On offense, Watson recorded two receiving touchdowns on seven catches for 90 yards. He also had a rushing touchdown. On the defensive side, he registered a game-high 9.5 tackles, one tackle for loss, three pass breakups and two interceptions.

Watson returned the first interception 19 yards for a touchdown while his second interception was a game-clinching pick in the end zone to halt Arkansas' potential game-tying touchdown drive with seconds to play.

He also compiled 52 yards in kick returns to finish with 163 all-purpose yards.

This is the first weekly league award of Watson's career. He currently leads Texas in scoring ( 9 TDs), all-purpose yards and kick return yards (576) and ranks second in tackles (28) and interceptions (3).

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