Riggs receives weekly honor from C-USA

Sophomore forward Tyler Riggs put in two impressive displays over the weekend making him Conference USA’s first Offensive Player of the Week this season.

He scored three goals over the weekend; one in the opener against Dayton last Friday night and then the tying and go ahead goals against No. 9 Michigan last Sunday night.

On Sunday,  Riggs came off the bench in the 78th minute and scored moments later during a scramble inside the 6-yard box.

Four minutes later, Riggs became the hero after slamming a breakaway goal into the back of the net to secure the 2-1win over the Wolverines and a 2-0 start to the season.

It was Riggs first multi-goal game of his career and it helped UK beat a top-ten opponent for the first time since they defeated Southern Methodist University in 2007.

This is also the first time that Riggs has been named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, but if he keeps up his good run of form there may be more. The win also secured the Cats a national top-25 ranking coming in at No. 21.