Tooley intercepted one pass, his second of the season, and returned a fumble for a touchdown in FAU’s 45-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. He was also credited with two tackles in the game.
“He’s just made plays in everything – scrimmages, games, everything,” FAU coach Lane Kiffin said. “The guy makes plays.”
Despite Tooley’s big game, Conference USA named Louisiana Tech defensive end Jaylon Ferguson its Defensive Player of the Week. Ferguson recorded six tackles, and was part of two sacks in the Bulldogs’ victory over Western Kentucky.
Freshman nickel Da’Von Brown was credited with the hit that caused the fumble.
The victory improved FAU’s record to 1-2 on the season.
FAU’s defense as a whole dominated B-CU. The Owls only allowed the Wildcats 117 yards of total offense while recording their first four sacks of the season. The shutout was he first for an FAU defense since blanking FIU in 2006.
One media member from each Conference USA school votes on the weekly awards.
FAU heads to Buffalo this week for the Owls’ final non-conference game of the season.