Oct. 27, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico senior offensive tackle Jason Lenzmeier was named Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week the conference office announced today. Lenzmeier is the first offensive lineman in the five-year history of the MWC to ever to win the weekly award and is the second Lobo in as many weeks to take home Player of the Week honors. Kirk Morrison (San Diego State) and Bo Nagahi (Utah) were named Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
Lenzmeier eighth Lobo to earn conference Offensive Player of the Week honors in Rocky Long's six seasons at UNM. New Mexico has had two Offensive Players of the Week in each of the past three seasons.
The Frisco, Texas native carried the flag in a dominating performance by a Lobo offensive line unit, known as "The Hitmen", which paved the way for New Mexico's 633 yards of offense - the eighth highest total in school history - in a 47-35 MWC road victory over No. 23 Utah. In 86 plays, Lenzmeier had 15 knockdown blocks, did not allow a sack or commit a penalty while grading out at 99 percent in his 37th career start. It was his second game back after missing three weeks with a torn MCL. The Lobos ran for 407 yards against a Utah defense that entered the contest ranked 25th in the country, allowing an average of 105.0 yards per game.