BYU’s Harvey Langi named Independent Defensive Player of the Week

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Ari Davis
Harvey Langi catches an interception during the game against UCLA. He finished the game with eight tackles and two interceptions.(Ari Davis)

BYU junior linebacker Harvey Langi was named Independent Defensive Player of the Week following the Cougars’ tough road loss to No. 10 UCLA.

Langi was all over the field against the Bruins on Saturday, where he played both offense and defense. He led the team with a career-best eight tackles and recorded his first and second career interceptions. Langi also showed versatility by playing running back on offense. He ran the ball twice on a third down and converted each time.

“Harvey LangiĀ on our side, between interceptions and running the football and short yardage, I thought he was fantastic,” said BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall during the UCLA post-game conference.

The Cougars held the Bruins to only one third-down conversion in nine attempts. The team only allowed 106 yards and one touchdown through the air. Langi had two of the three total interceptions. However, the UCLA rushing game proved to be too much for the Cougars as the Bruins posted over 200 yards on the ground in their 24-23 victory. BYU was ranked No. 19 heading into Saturday night’s game and fell to a tie at No. 22 following the loss.

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