Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 2 Players of the Week

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

Posted on September 12, 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.

These first few weeks are always a mixed bag, with teams playing a wide range of opponents, from Top 10 teams to perennial cupcakes.

Comparisons will be more clear-cut once conference play begins.

Here are my Week Two 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: Jordan Addison, WR, USC
USC wide receiver Jordan Addison vs Stanford | Yahoo Sports
In the first two games of the season, Jordan Addison’s proved unguardable. Against Stanford, Addison’s stats read seven caught passes, 172 yards, and two touchdowns.

Defensive Player of the Week: Kitan Oladapo, DB, Oregon State
Oregon State DB Kitan Oladapo | Building the Dam
In the top SuperWest game of the week, Kitan Oladapo fueled Oregon State’s defense in a hard-earned victory. Oladapo had a well-rounded performance with 15 tackles, one sack, a pass breakup, and one and a half a tackle for loss.

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Chase Roberts, WR, BYU
BYU freshman wide receiver Chase Roberts vs Baylor | George Frey/AP
With BYU missing their top two receivers entering the Baylor matchup, someone had to step up.

Chase Roberts decided it was his day to shine. Roberts finished the contest with eight catches, 122 yards, and one touchdown.

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Lander Barton, LB, Utah
Utah freshman LB Lander Barton vs Southern Utah | Rick Bowmer/Herald Journal
Lander Barton made his impact felt in a blowout victory against Southern Utah. Barton finished the day with four tackles and a sack.

Special Teams: Renard Bell, WSU
WSU returner Renard Bell vs Wisconsin | Kirsten Schmitt/For Spokesman-Review
In the upset of the week, Renard Bell proved crucial. Bell returned a kickoff 72-yards, sparking WSU’s offense at the beginning of the second half.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Caleb Williams, QB, USC

Defensive: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC

Special Teams: Jordyn Byrd, San Diego State

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