Wilson was a key cog in the Pirates’ defensive effort that kept UCF’s high-powered offense at bay in a 34-13 victory over the Knights on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. He recorded his second interception of the season in the first quarter before recovering a fumble that short-circuited UCF’s potential kickoff in the second stanza. Wilson also recorded three tackles (one solo) for good measure.
In addition, the senior quarterback Holton Ahlers was named to the weekly conference honor roll after passing for 311 yards and completing 30 of 36 attempts. He threw his 87th career touchdown to pass Shane Carden as East Carolina’s career leader while adding a rushing score to his ledger. Ahlers also received Manning’s Star of the Week award for his performance.
Eighth American Athletic Conference Award
Offensive Player of the Week: Clayton Tune, KB, Houston
Defensive Player of the Week: Jireh WilsonS, East Carolina
Special Teams Player of the Week: Mason Fletcher, P, Cincinnati
AAC Eighth Honors Week
Ryan Coe, K, Cincinnati
Holton AhlersKB, East Carolina
Jha’Quan Jackson, VR, Tulane
Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
Deneric Prince, RB, Tulsa