Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 | 9:16 a.m.
In Saturday's 38-35 victory against Air Force, Maka made a key fumble recovery and had 10 tackles. He had multiple stops on Air Force's drives that ended with turnovers on downs, and his recovery of a fumble forced by Kenny Brown led to UNLV's drive that cut the deficit to 28-24 early in the second half.
Maka is the first UNLV linebacker to earn the league's weekly award since Jason Beauchamp was honored on Oct. 26, 2009. UNR running back Stefphon Jefferson and Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith were the league's Co-Offensive Players of the Week and New Mexico kicker Justus Adams earned special teams honors.
UNLV hits the road this weekend to play at Utah State on Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.