PHILADELPHIA - The American Athletic Conference announced its players of the week and Temple LB Tyler Matakevich
won the defensive player of the week honors. Matakevich had 16 tackles with three tackles for loss to help the Owls win a 10-3 defensive battle against Tulane. Matakevich led an Owl defense that held the Green Wave to 266 yards of offense and just 2-of-17 efficiency on third down. He finished the 2014 season with 117 tackles, including a league-leading 88 solo tackles, to register his third consecutive season with at least 100 tackles.
Earlier in the day, Matakevich was named Temple's Student-Athlete of the Week, Presented by Under Armour.