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Jalen Guyton and Tori Phillips named C-USA players of the week

Jalen Guyton and Tori Phillips named C-USA players of the week

October 02
18:45 2017

Sophomore receiver Jalen Guyton has been rewarded for his week five breakout performance against the the University of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 30 by being named Conference-USA Offensive Player of the Week.

Guyton had 14 catches on 18 targets for 211 yards and one touchdown in North Texas’ 43-28 victory over Southern Miss.

The longest of his career-high 14 receptions went for 53 yards on the opening play of the drive that gave the Mean Green their first lead of the game late in the third quarter. He caught five passes of 15 yards or more and averaged over 15 yards per reception.

On the season, Guyton is now 21st in the country in receiving yards with 444 and tied for 8th in the country in receiving touchdowns with five. The 43 points put up by the offense helped the Mean Green start 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2004.

North Texas junior defender Tori Phillips (24) turns upfield after gaining possession of a ball against Old Dominion on October 23. File.

In soccer, senior defender Tori Phillips was named the Conference-USA defensive player of the week as she led the Mean Green to a shutout over Western Kentucky University at home.

Phillips is one of the captains on the team and is extremely valuable on the back line as well as on set pieces, whether on free kicks or penalty kicks.

The North Texas defense has only allowed eight goals in 11 matches this season.

Featured image: North Texas sophomore wide receiver Jalen Guyton (9) runs for a touchdown late in the game against Southern Methodist University. Colin Mitchell

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Matthew Brune

Matthew Brune

Matthew Brune is the Senior Sports Writer for the North Texas Daily, covering football and men's basketball.

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