Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 12 Players of the Week

Top Offense, Defense, and Special Teams players as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen

Posted on November 21, 2022

  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

We’re handling our CFB Player of the Week selections a little differently this year with the responsibility for making the selections falling squarely on my shoulders.

I do my best to be objective each week, basing my picks on comparative performances and stats, but if you think I’m missing something, or maybe some bias has slipped in, feel free to let me know on Twitter.

This week’s player picks were clear standouts at their positions.

So without further ado, here are my Week 13 picks for SuperWest Players of the Week for Offense, Defense, and Special Teams as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen.

Offensive Player of the Week: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Trojan QB Caleb Wiliams | Harry How/Getty Images

Caleb Williams’ performance against UCLA was about as perfect as it gets at the college level.

Williams is now the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

He threw for 470 yards, two touchdowns, and also added a TD with his feet in the Trojan win against the Bruins.

Defensive Player of the Week: Bennett Williams, DB, Oregon
Oregon DB Bennett Williams | Craig Strobeck/247Sports

Bennett Williams had a phenomenal all-around performance in Oregon’s victory over Utah on Saturday.

Williams finished the contest with 14 tackles, seven solo, and two interceptions.

Special Teams: Camden Lewis, PK, Oregon
Oregon kicker Camden Lewis | Craig Strobeck/247Sports

In a week where not a lot happened in the special teams realm, Camden Lewis proved consistent.

Lewis was 2-2 kicking field goals on the day in the Ducks’ three-point victory over the Utes.

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Taylen Green, QB, Boise State
Bronco QB Taylen Green | Tom R. Smedes/AP

Taylen Green’s growth this year is like an elevator going up.

Green arguably played his best game of the season in Boise State’s huge win over Wyoming.

He threw for 211 yards and one touchdown, and also added 47 yards and one TD on the ground.

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Simote Pepa, DT, Utah
Utah DT Simote Pepa | Utah Athletics

Simote Pepa continues to shine, even on a tough day for the Utes.

Pepa finished with four tackles, one and a half for a loss, and one sack.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Jaren Hall (BYU)

Defensive: David Perales (Fresno State)

Special Teams: Joshua Karty (Stanford)

Freshman Offensive: Jaydn Ott (Cal)

Freshman Defensive: Jaxson Moi (Stanford)

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