Louisiana Tech’s Jonathan Barnes and Carlos Henderson represented the Bulldogs well Monday when the two were voted players of the week by both Conference USA and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
Kicker Jonathan Barnes was named C-USA and LSWA Special Teams Player of the Week after he accounted for 13 points, including going 2-for-2 on field goal attempts, in LA Tech’s 55-52 win over Conference USA foe WKU Thursday night, bringing his season total to 10-of-12 and his career total to 44-of-55.
Barnes has now made eight straight field goals on the season, including a career-long 54-yard field goal Thursday against the Hilltoppers. It tied for the third longest field goal in program history and was the longest field goal by a Bulldog since Chris Boniol in 1991. Barnes also went 7-of-7 on extra-point attempts, making it 94 straight for the redshirt junior.
Henderson was honored by the LSWA as the Offensive Player of the Week, while also being voted Co-Offensive Player of the Week by Conference USA for his efforts against WKU. Henderson returned from injury to have a career night in LA Tech’s conference win over WKU Thursday night with eight catches for 232 receiving yards (career high) and three touchdowns (career high). The 232 receiving yards by Henderson tied for the eighth most in school history and the most sinceQuinton Patton had 233 yards receiving on Oct. 13, 2012 versus Texas A&M in Shreveport.