Dennis Named C-USA Defensive POW

Dennis Named C-USA Defensive POW

SMU senior safety Rock Dennis has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday, September 7.

SMU senior safety Rock Dennis has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday, September 7.

Dennis, a senior from Leavenworth, Kan., had two interceptions, a fumble recovery and eight tackles in SMU's season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin. Dennis became the first Mustang to have two picks in a game since Bryan McCann did it against Tulsa on October 11, 2008, and the first Mustang to earn C-USA defensive honors since Adrian Haywood won the award on Oct. 2, 2006.

Dennis and the Mustangs hit the road this week to tackle C-USA rival UAB in Birmingham on Sept. 12.

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