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Denham honored after big day in SD

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Placer High graduate Greg Denham was named the Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after his heroics in leading UC Davis past South Dakota Saturday. Denham passed for 380 yards and two touchdowns — both to Bakari Grant — as the Aggies pulled out a 24-23 victory in overtime at the DakotaDome. Denham’s biggest completion came in overtime, when he hit Chris Carter for a 24-yard gain on fourth down and 11. Carter’s catch set up Joe Trombetta’s game-tying touchdown. Sean Kelley booted the extra point to give UC Davis the win in its GWC opener. Denham’s 300-yard game was the eighth of his career and second this season. The 6-3, 215-pound junior threw for 362 yards in a loss to Montana earlier this year. UC Davis’ Jacob Maxson was the GWC Special Teams Player of the Week after he blocked South Dakota’s extra-point attempt in overtime. The Aggies (2-3 overall) will face Winston-Salem at home on Saturday at 6 p.m.