Sam Scofield, who prepped locally at St. Thomas More, was named the Conference USA defensive player of the week.

Scofield led the Tulane Green Wave to a 14-7 win over Tulsa Saturday, making the Wave bowl eligible for the first time in over a decade.

To say Scofield was active at the Safety position would be an understatement. In Saturday's win, he notched a Conference USA season-high 18 tackles (14 solo, 1.5 for loss), broke up two passes, and forced a crucial fumble in the 4th quarter.

Tulane is 6-2 overall, and 4-0 in conference play. Many pundits believe the Wave will play Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns in the R&L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl December 21rst.