Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 4 Players of the Week

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

Posted on September 26, 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 are the first involving all conference games.

So without further ado, here are my Week Four 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: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
Oregon quarterback Bo Nix | Pac-12 Networks on YouTube
I wrote off Bo Nix at halftime. Nix wrote off my Cougs in the fourth quarter with two impressive touchdown drives.

He finished the day throwing for 428 yards, four touchdowns, and only one interception.

Defensive Player of the Week: Mase Funa, LB, Oregon
Oregon LB Mase Funa | Zach Wilkinson/The Lewiston-Tribune
Mase Funa didn’t have a huge stat line, but Funa made the play of the week jumping in front of a screen to seal the win for Oregon.

Because of him, the Ducks College Football Playoff hopes are still alive.

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Jaydn Ott, RB, Cal
Cal RB Jaydn Ott | Cal Athletics
Jaydn Ott rushed for 274 yards, three touchdowns, and averaged 14.4 yards per carry.

Ott could’ve easily been the offensive player of the week had Cal played a more meaningful opponent.

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Jaden Hicks, DB, WSU
Cougar DB Jaden Hicks | Young Kwak/The Associated Press
Jaden Hicks had ten tackles against Oregon in a tough loss for WSU.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Peyton Henry, K, UW
Husky kicker Peyton Henry | John Hefti/AP

Peyton Henry was 4-4 on the day kicking field goals in a comfortable victory for Washington over Stanford.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

Defensive: Eric Gentry, LB,  USC

Special Teams: Camden Lewis, K,  Oregon

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