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SMU's Proche Joins Cincinnati's White, Smith as Weekly Football Award Winners


PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the fifth sixth week of the 2019 college football season.
James Proche • SMU • Sr. • WR • Dallas, Texas
Proche, who was also chosen as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, had 11 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning TD in the third overtime period, in SMU’s 43-37 win against Tulsa. Proche’s two touchdowns helped SMU rally from a 30-9 fourth-quarter deficit and kept the Mustangs unbeaten at 6-0 entering an open week.
Jarell White • Cincinnati • Jr. • LB • Cincinnati, Ohio
White had seven tackles with a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a key fourth-quarter interception to help Cincinnati to a 27-24 win against No. 18/19 UCF and end the Knights’ 19-game winning streak against American Athletic Conference opponents. White’s interception came at the Bearcat 6-yard line and with Cincinnati holding a 27-16 lead. He led a defense that held the Knights to one touchdown in six red-zone chances.
James Smith • Cincinnati • Jr. • P • Wangaratta, Australia
Smith, a 2018 Ray Guy Award finalist, averaged a modest 40.0 yards on eight punts in Cincinnati’s 27-24 win against No. 18/19 UCF, but put five of his eight kicks inside the 20-yard line and three inside the 10 to help the Bearcats win the field position battle. Only two of Smith’s eight punts were returned, for a total of six yards.
Kenneth Gainwell • Memphis • Fr. • RB
Rushed for 209 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, averaging 14.9 yards per attempt, in a 52-33 win at Louisiana-Monroe.
Malcolm Perry • Navy • Sr. • QB
Rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and completed 5-of-7 passes for 144 yards in a 34-25 win against Air Force. Scored the go-ahead touchdown with 23 seconds left in regulation.
Dwayne Boyles • USF • So. • LB
Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including a sack and 3.0 tackles for loss, in a 48-22 win at UConn. Led a defense that held UConn to 293 yards and 2-of-13 on third down conversions.
Isaiah Wright • Temple • Sr. • WR
Had 173 all-purpose yards, including 104 yards on nine receptions with a touchdown in a 27-17 win at ECU. Added a 55-yard kickoff return and a 14-yard punt return.
Amare Jones • Tulane • So. • WR
Had six receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 65 yards and a TD on nine carries in a 42-33 win at Army, ending the Black Knights’ 15-game home winning streak.