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UM's Johnson, Hermanson Earn Player of the Week Honors

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OGDEN, Utah (Nov. 24, 2014) - The Big Sky Conference has selected the final ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season. Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson and Idaho State running back Daniel McSurdy are the Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Montana safety Matt Hermanson is the Defensive Player of the Week. Eastern Washington returner Shaq Hill and North Dakota kicker Reid Taubenheim are the Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior from Eugene, Ore., accounted for 393 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in No. 13 Montana's 34-7 win over No. 12 Montana State, securing a playoff bid for his team. Johnson completed 22-of-36 passes for 313 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 80 yards, averaging 13.3 yards per carry. This is Johnson's third career Player of the Week honor.

Hermanson, a 6-1, 198-pound senior from Sioux Falls, S.D, intercepted three passes to go along with eight tackles and a pass breakup in Montana's 34-7 win over Montana State. Hermanson became the first Big Sky player since 2009 to intercept three passes in a game. Hermanson's first interception at the MSU 39-yard line led to a UM touchdown five plays later and a 10-0 lead. His second interception also led to a UM touchdown and a 20-0 lead in the second quarter. Montana's defense forced seven turnovers and held MSU to 161 passing yards. This is Hermanson's second career Player of the Week honor.

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