Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 13 Players of the Week

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

Posted on November 28, 2022

  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

It’s been a great regular season, and I’ve enjoyed making the SuperWest selections for the Players of the Week.

We’re down to the final regular season selections, and once again each of the 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: Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
Husky QB Michael Penix Jr. | Oliver McKenna/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Michael Penix Jr. was the Apple Cup.

Penix Jr. made NFL-level throws on a consistent basis.

He threw for 485 yards with three touchdowns and also added 24 yards and two TDs on the ground in Washington’s victory over Washington State.

Defensive Player of the Week: Kitan Oladapo, DB, Oregon State
Beaver safety Kitan Oladapo | Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Kitan Oladapo proved to be Oregon State’s steadiest defender in the Beaver victory over Oregon.

Oladapo finished the outing with 17 tackles, seven solo, and half a tug for a loss.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Silas Bolden, Ret, Oregon State
Beaver WR/Ret Silas Bolden | Oregon State Athletics
Silas Bolden had a huge return in the midst of OSU’s UFC ground-and-pound comeback.

Bolden’s 48-yard kick return felt crucial in the moment.

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Taylen Green, QB, Boise State
Bronco QB Taylen Green | Steve Conner/AP
In a game that didn’t matter except for pride, Taylen Green just wanted to win an award.

Green threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns, and also added 91 and and another TD on the ground in Boise State’s victory over Utah State.

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Isaiah Taylor, S, Arizona
Arizona safety Isaiah Taylor | Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Freshmen Isaiah Taylor and Jacob Manu tag-teamed to make the biggest play of Arizona’s season, forcing the game-winning interception in the Territorial Cup.

Manu pressured the quarterback forcing a wobbly throw which Taylor snagged for the dub.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Caleb Williams (USC)

Defensive: Daniel Scott (Cal)

Special Teams: Malik Sherrod (Fresno State)

Freshman Offensive: Isaiah Newell (Oregon State)

Freshman Defensive: Andrew Simpson (Boise State)

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